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Coromandel International delivers 200 drones to women SHGs to modernize farming

  • IBEF
  • March 12, 2024

Coromandel International, an agri-solutions provider, has delivered 200 drones to women in Self Help Groups (SHGs) as part of the 'Namo Drone Didi' scheme, aligning with the government's initiative to empower rural women in agriculture and during a virtual event organized by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi handed over 1,000 drones, including 200 from Coromandel International, to SHG members. The drones, manufactured by Coromandel's subsidiary Dhaksha Unmanned Systems, will be operated by trained women pilots in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka, supporting the government's goal of aiding 15,000 women-led SHGs in agricultural activities.

Coromandel International's drones are equipped with advanced features, including anti-collision sensors and RTL for safe landings, offering comprehensive solutions for crop monitoring, protection, and fertilization. Executive Vice-Chairman of Coromandel International, Mr. Arun Alagappan, emphasized the company's commitment to advancing agricultural innovation and contributing to the prosperity of farmers. The initiative involves delivering drones and training local women pilots to operate the technology effectively.

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