Drones to help gauge crop damage-

  1. A new programme “Kisan’’ is being launched on a pilot basis to address the issue of crop insurance.
  2. The Centre has decided to use satellite and drones over farmers’ fields to collect crop yield data and to assess damage from natural calamities.
  3. Drone images can be used by insurance companies to give the right compensation to affected farmers.
  4. The satellites images will be matched with traditional crop cutting experiments to arrive at a foolproof data.
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