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Discuss whether Indian agriculture sector is ready for UAV/drone technology application? Highlight the challenges and suggest solutions.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

5. Discuss whether Indian agriculture sector is ready for UAV/drone technology application? Highlight the challenges and suggest solutions. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why this question:

The article presents the prospects of drone technology to the agricultural systems of the world.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the technological advancements in the field of agriculture in India and in the developed countries.

Body:

Discuss what UAVs/drones are.

Explain first how India can learn from China, Japan in use of UAVs for improved pest management and crop productivity.

Highlight the challenges that Indian farmers are facing.

Explain in what way the Drones as a technology can address many of these challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude that It would be in the interest of farmers and even the industry if UAV/drone technology can be deployed for agrochemical applications.