The drone pilots will conduct demonstrations on approximately 1,000 acres of land on crops such as paddy, onion, Bengal gram, wheat, and vegetables.
Drone-as-a-Service (DaaS) company Garuda Aerospace, India’s leading drone manufacturing company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rallis India, a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals and, a leading player in the agriculture industry to spray pesticides on crops in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
Rallis will supply pesticides and crop nutrients to Garuda Aerospace for a pilot demonstration and spraying of pesticides on fields through drones mainly in the state of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The drone pilots will conduct demonstrations on approximately 1,000 acres of land on crops such as paddy, onion, Bengal gram, wheat, and vegetables.
This partnership between Garuda and Rallis India will help leverage the key strengths of both parties. While Garuda Aerospace is known to provide drone solutions in the agriculture sector, Rallis India is known for its penetrative distribution network for agrochemicals and seeds.
The partnership with Rallis India will demonstrate end-to-end drone service solution to farmers and the channel partners. This shall also make agri operations convenient for drone pilots to conduct better demonstrations for the farmers, Garuda Aerospace founder and CEO Agnishwar Jayaprakash said.
“With the technology revolution up on us, we are moving towards a tech-adapted environment rapidly. At Rallis India, we have initiated trials and experiments of our product approvals for label expansion for drone spray,” Rallis India Chief Operating Officer, S Nagarajan said.