True to its vision of ‘Transforming India Through Agriculture’, India’s leading agro-chemical company Dhanuka Agritech Limited is making large investments to promote the use of drone technology in the agriculture sector as part of its efforts to boost crop production and contribute in fulfilling the Prime Ministerâ€™s mission of making India a $ 5 trillion economy.
“Modern technology like Drones will play a pivotal role in transforming Indiaâ€™s agricultural sector and holds the key for uplifting the condition of farmers and increasing agricultural productivity,” said Mr. R. G. Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech Ltd while addressing a press conference on the theme of ‘Transforming India Through Agriculture’.
â€œDhanuka is also adopting and encouraging modern agriculture technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), Robotics and precision agriculture along with cutting edge crop protection technology in a big way,â€ he added.
The company harps on empowering farmers and break the technology fatigue and has joined hands with Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology for the same purpose and doing more Â such tie-ups .Â
Mr. Agarwal pointed out that the crop productivity and production in China is much higher than India although the area under cultivation in the two countries is almost at similar levels.
“Although there is hardly any difference in the area under cultivation between India and China, the farm sector output of China is three times higher. Productivity is high in China mainly because it uses quality inputs. On the other hand, a large chunk of spurious products is used in India resulting in lower productivity and production,â€ he said.
â€œThere is utmost need to adopt technology in the agriculture segment and Drone technology will have an extremely important role in the future particularly in spraying pesticides,â€ Mr Agarwal said.
Usage of Drone in spraying pesticides will help in optimal usage of crop protection molecules, reduce the requirement of water and time for application. It will also reduce manpower requirements, thus helping in limiting exposure to hazardous chemicals, he said.
True to its Vision of â€˜Transforming India Through Agricultureâ€™, Dhanuka Agritech has been at the forefront of adopting new technologies,” Mr Agarwal said.
About Dhanuka Agritech Ltd
Dhanuka Agritech Limited is one of Indiaâ€™s leading agro-chemical companies and is listed on BSE & NSE. The company has 3 manufacturing units located in Gujarat, Rajasthan and J&K. The company is present across the country via 39 warehouses and a network of over 8 branch offices catering to 6,500 Distributors & around 75,000 Dealers.
It has international collaboration with the worldâ€™s leading agro-chemical companies from US, Japan and Europe which helps them to introduce the latest technology in Indian farmlands.
Dhanukaâ€™s workforce with more than 1,000 techno-commercial staff, supported by a strong R&D division and a robust distribution network helps it to reach out to approximately 10 million Indian farmers with its products and services.