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State's First 'Drone Fair'

  • 13 Dec 2021
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On December 11, 2021, the first drone fair of the state was organized on the initiative of Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia at Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh. Around 20 companies displayed their drones in this fair.

Key Points

  • On this occasion, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while addressing the youth and farmers present at 'Drone Mela' in Gwalior, said that Madhya Pradesh will be made a leading state by using drone technology in the field of development and welfare. Drones are such a revolutionary technology, which can be used for public welfare and good governance.
  • Drone technology can be used to spray fertilizers and pesticides in the fields. With this, farmers can avoid the ill-effects of harmful chemicals. This technology is less expensive. Drone technology saves up to 25 percent of manure.
  • Along with this, he also announced the opening of Drone Excellence Center at MITS, Gwalior. For this an MoU has also been signed with a company. Other companies have also signed MoUs in the drone fair.
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