Drone technology will be used to monitor crops in Jharkhand. This will protect crops as well as save time for farmers. For this, a proposal has been prepared by the Agriculture Department and the proposal has been sent to the committee. Let us tell you that farmers will get free service of drones from 167 centers of the state. Crops and plants will be protected through drones in Jharkhand state. Spraying of medicines and survey work will be done to protect crops and plants through drones. For this, a proposal has been prepared by the Agriculture Department. In this, pesticides and equipment for related work will be purchased. For this, a proposal has been sent to the concerned committee.
Let us tell you that this type of scheme was already running in Chhattisgarh. For the last few years, this scheme was not being given any attention by the department. When there was less rainfall in the state for two consecutive years, drought situations arose in many blocks. Due to late rains, farmers have planted paddy late. Due to late rains, farmers have planted paddy late. After this, a proposal has been prepared to use drones to spray medicines and do survey work to protect the crops.
A total of 167 plant protection centers are already established in the state. Three posts have been created in each center, which includes the posts of Junior Plant Protection Officer and others. But, there is a shortage of personnel at the center. For this, a plan is now being made to reinstate the personnel through outsource. Drones and other equipment are being purchased by the government. However, discussions are currently underway on how many drones should be purchased. After this, outsourced personnel will also be given training in operating drones.
Let us tell you that a total of Rs 32 crore is going to be spent in this scheme. However, this expense may also increase. After purchasing and training the drone, any farmer will apply for spray in his fields at the Plant Protection Center. After this, spraying work will be done in the farmer's fields by taking drones from the center. This service will be provided completely free of cost. Along with medicines and pesticides for crop and plant nutrition, the rest of the purchases are also being made by the department.