Punjab govt allows farmers use of drone technology

Punjab govt allows farmers use of drone technology

LAHORE: The Punjab government has allowed the use of drone technology in agriculture sector to enhance productivity of different crops.

Agriculture Department sources said on Sunday that unmanned airial vehicle (UAV) drone is a small aircraft and the technology could be used for applications of pesticides on crops, monitoring of weeds, pests and nutritional deficiencies, geographical survey of crops, area and water resources besides research and development.

Those person who are interested in the use of this technology could submit their applications to Deputy Director Agriculture (Extension) of their respective area.

He would refer all cases/ applications to the relevant persons in this regard.            After proper analysis, a no-objection certificate (NOC)would be granted specifying area, time and duration for the use of drone technology.

A policeman might also be appointed with the operator of drone at the time of flying.