Anurag Singh Thakur launched Operation 777, which aims to inform and demonstrate the effectiveness of drones for various agricultural uses across 777 districts in India . Thakur said that India will need at least 1 lakh drone pilots by 2023 .
Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India), December 6: Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth and Sports, and Information and Broadcasting, inaugurated India's first Drone Skilling and Training Virtual E-Learning Platform in Chennai on Tuesday.According to an official release, Thakur also launched the first of 1000 proposed Drone Centres of Excellence at the Garuda Aerospaces Manufacturing unit in Chennai, and launched Operation 777, which aims to inform and demonstrate the effectiveness of drones for various agricultural uses across 777 districts in India.I am extremely proud to lead off the Drone Yatra of Garuda Aerospaces and launch the first Virtual E-learning platform.I was also taken aback by the most modern and well-equipped manufacturing plant.Thakur said that India would need at least 1 lakh drone pilots by 2023.India will need at least 1 lakh drone pilots by 2023, making it the drone skills hub.The introduction of the new age innovations in the agricultural sector is evident in Kisan drones, which are designed for use in farming.This will not only affect farmers, but also create employment for many others. Around 2000 students were also able to attend the conference, while over 10,000 students attended the program virtually from 1000 colleges from 500 districts around India.In a demonstration, Minister Anurag Singh Thakur demonstrates the blunder of drones and engages with the team of experts on its advantages.After a brief crash course, he flew a drone to gain hands-on experience and better grasp functionality and technology.Minister Anurag Singh Thakur also distributed RPTO certificates to 75 youth who successfully completed drone instruction and ten Garuda Aerospace drones to young entrepreneurs who decided to become drone service providers. Our drone yatra will educate farmers more about the device and give them a better look at growing crops.Drones are, according to Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace, to be an extremely revolutionary technology for our agricultural ecosystem.According to the official statement, Garuda Aerospace, a Chennai-based start-up specializing in drone technology, and its Kisan Drones are equipped with sensors, cameras, and sprayers, which aid in increasing food crop productivity, reducing crop loss, and reducing farmer exposure to harmful chemicals.According to the official release, they permit precise spraying of pesticides and fertilisers, as well as assistance with crop health surveillance, monitoring, industrial inspection, yield monitoring, and crop damage reduction.