iffco: IFFCO to acquire 2,500 agri-drones; launches marketing campaign to coach 5k rural entrepreneurs to advertise use of nano fertilisers

To advertise use of nano fertilisers throughout the nation, main cooperative IFFCO will procure 2,500 agri-drones and prepare 5,000-odd rural entrepreneurs as a part of its nationwide marketing campaign launched on Tuesday. Already, IFFCO has signed an settlement for procurement of the drones, for use for spraying of its merchandise nano urea and nano di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), in a phased method.

Together with drones, the cooperative may also procure 2,500 electrical three- wheelers (loader sorts) to hold drones to farmers’ fields, IFFCO stated in an announcement.

“The technical specs of agri-drones being procured by IFFCO for spray of nano fertilisers are in accordance with the trade requirements,” IFFCO stated.

It’s anticipated that one agri-drone would be capable of cowl 20 acres per day for spraying IFFCO nano fertilizers and bio-stimulants like Sagarika, Agro-chemicals and so on with backup, it stated.

IoTechWorld Avigation, Dhaksha Unmanned Techniques, Normal Aeronautics and Paras Aerospace are a number of the main agri-drone producers within the nation.

IFFCO may also procure 2,500 electrical three-wheelers (loader sort) to hold the drone to farmers’ discipline together with nano fertilisers and related utilities. These EV 3-wheelers are atmosphere pleasant, the cooperative stated, including this may also help just lately launched scheme PM-PRANAM that goals to scale back chemical fertilisers and promote different fertilisers. To coach individuals to make use of these drones in villages, IFFCO has initiated a nationwide marketing campaign beneath which 5,000 rural entrepreneurs will probably be skilled for spraying nano fertilisers utilizing drones.

IFFCO has additionally ordered tractor-mounted growth sprayers; HTP energy prayers with gun, static/moveable sprayer; niyo sprayers for foliar utility of nano fertiliser.

Nano fertilisers are utilized on varied crops via foliar utility utilizing agricultural sprayers and drones, the cooperative added.

IFFCO has invested in varied agri-technologies together with nanotechnology-based fertilizers, promotion of agri-drones, rural e-commerce, digitally enabling farmers and farms, Web of Issues (IoT) and so on.

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