India’s leading agri-drone manufacturer IoTechWorld Avigation and agro-chemical major Syngenta India have jointly developed a sustainable DaaS business model and will launch the commercial spraying services in across four major states – Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Haryana – In the next season of Kharif & Rabi.
IoTechWorld & Syngenta have already conducted the drone Yatra in 13 states and demonstrated the benefits of agriculture drones to more than 1 lakh farmers in 17,000 km yatra.
Already, a joint pilot activity using actual agrochemicals has been successfully conducted in Ludhiana, Punjab wherein farmers and agri-entrepreneurs were briefed about the benefits of using drone technology in spraying of agrochemicals.
Providing details about the plan, co-founders of IoTechWorld Deepak Bhardwaj & Anoop Upadhyay said, “We have joined hands with Syngenta India to facilitate drone spraying across India. We did a pilot in the state of Punjab and the response has been very encouraging. As a next step, both the companies jointly plan to amplify the activities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal. The idea is to highlight the benefits of spraying using drones to farmers and other stakeholders.”
“Our association is unique in many ways. While our product Agribot is India’s first DGCA-type certified company, Syngenta is the first private company to get approval from the Central Insecticides Board, Government of India, to use drones for spraying of its crop protection products in crops like Paddy, Wheat, Sugarcane, Potato, Hot Pepper etc. It is thus natural for consumers including farmers and agri-entrepreneurs to have faith in our joint initiatives,” both co-founders added.