India Agri Ministry to conduct remote-sensing data collection for crop insurance

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India’s agriculture ministry will hire private agencies for the second year for a pilot study of field data collection using drones in agricultural areas of 100 districts under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana crop insurance program.

As harvesting in the selected areas will be completed shortly, the ministry has requested the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to approve the operation of drones flying drones in the region.

The ministry uses drone-based images as one of the important inputs in the models for crop yield estimation and validation as well as crop damage valuations.

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