How drones can be the future of Indian agriculture

India’s agricultural sector has not usually kept pace with new technology, being largely dependent on traditional methods.

But drone tech startups are trying to change that — one farm at a time.

These companies encourage farmers to use drones to monitor the health of crops and to spray them with fertilizers and pesticides. The trend comes amid the federal government’s ambitious plan to make India a drone hub by 2030.

The BBC’s Arunoday Mukharji traveled to the Kanchipuram district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to understand how farmers have adapted to working with the device in their fields.

Video by Galtson Akanath Shomar and Sarskanth TK

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