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Drone Agritech startup hits record by mapping 7,000 villages using its drones

Drone Agritech startup hits record by mapping 7,000 villages using its drones

Drone Agritech startup hits record by mapping 7,000 villages using its drones.

The drone startup based in Chennai Under the Svamitva Scheme, Garuda Aerospace has successfully mapped 7,000 villages in Uttar Pradesh. In September 2021, it was awarded the tender by the nodal agency, the Survey of India.

It was authorized under the RFP to deploy drones for large-scale mapping and digitization of land records in rural areas. This will provide correct digital land certificates and a unique ID to landowners and farmers, allowing them to receive an exact layout with all important information.

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According to a press release, Garuda Aerospace deployed 15 fixed-wing drones for mapping at speeds ranging from 8 to 10 square kilometers per hour.

Garuda Aerospace hopes to be a big contributor to the Prime Minister’s dream of digitizing land records and reducing conflicts related to land or property misuse through the Svamitva Scheme.

Garuda Aerospace has successfully mapped 7,000 villages out of the 1,40,000 villages, the most mapped by any drone firm in a year. The company’s goal is to improve farming operations through upgrading technology, lowering expenses, and providing drone loans and subsidies.

According to Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace, the business produced a fixed-wing drone that appears like an aeroplane with wings and can cover a large area in minutes. The drone can also drop fertilizer, sparing farmers from dangerous exposures. For mapping, these are equipped with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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According to the statement, Garuda Aerospace has a fleet of 400 drones and a well-trained workforce of over 500 pilots spread throughout 26 cities.