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Secondary Agriculture: Farm Universities to Set up a Team of Scientists to Develop Protocols for Drone Usage

As Drone technology is booming in Agriculture Sector with its added advantages to effective practices and less labor. Farm Universities are now planning to set up a Team of scientists to develop protocols for Drone Use.

Shivani Meena
Using Drones in Agriculture
Using Drones in Agriculture

Karnataka Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil has directed agricultural universities to develop an action plan for forming a team of scientists to help make suitable technology for employing drones in agriculture. He gives orders while presiding over a high-powered committee meeting in Bengaluru to discuss steps aimed at increasing the income of farmers. 

According to an official release, the group decided to emphasize secondary agriculture to assist farmers to double their income. The meeting directed officials to place secondary agricultural innovations created by all universities onto a single platform so that farmers could easily access them. 

It was also determined to introduce all farmer-friendly farm technology created by various colleges that may contribute to double the income through software for successfully reaching farmers. 

The Krishi Pandit awardees who attended the meeting discussed their views and experiments with secondary agriculture. 

Certificate course on Drone Use 

Apart from that, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad, is also planning to carry out a certificate course in drones usage in agriculture, seeing bright employment and self-employment potential for young people as well as assisting farmers. This certificate program will be given in collaboration with a company that specializes in aviation. 

All about secondary Agriculture 

Secondary agriculture is defined as "all practices and processes that add value to primary agricultural commodities via the use of efficient technology, market intelligence, and customer demand." It should be emphasized that value addition in agriculture refers to the act of boosting an agricultural economic worth of commodity and consumer appeal. It is essentially a different manufacturing and marketing approach. 

Because of its enormous untapped potential, the secondary sector is viewed as a sunrise sector for the Indian economy. The primary driver of secondary agricultural development has been consumer demand for value-added items in both local and foreign markets. 

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