Bengaluru: Garuda Aerospace, India’s leading drone manufacturing company recently signed an MoU with Rallis India Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals and a leading player in the agriculture industry.
Rallis will supply pesticides and crop nutrients to Garuda Aerospace for a pilot demonstration and spraying of pesticides on fields through drones mainly in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, Garuda Aerospace Founder-CEO Agnishwar Jayaprakash said.
Both companies are coming together to work for the betterment of the farmers by leveraging technology in their agricultural operations, he said.
Rallis India, with a mission of serving farmers through science is known for its farmer engagement and as a reliable supplier of quality agrochemicals, crop nutrients and seeds.
This partnership between Garuda Kisan drones and Rallis India will help leverage the key strengths of both the parties, Jayaprakash said.
While Garuda Aerospace is known to provide the best drone solution in the Agriculture sector, Rallis India is known for its penetrative distribution network.
The drone pilots will conduct demonstrations on approximately 1000 acres of land on crops such as paddy, onion, Bengal gram, wheat and vegetables.
This drone-based solution will also enable businesses to achieve their sustainability goals by helping drive the efficient use of resources.
“This collaboration is aimed at not only educating farmers and channel partners but also to provide first-hand experience of the advantages of drone applications. We are continuously focused on making farming more resilient. We are certain that this collaboration will further augment this endeavor,” Rallis India COO S Nagarajan said.
Garuda Aerospace boasts a fleet of 400 drones and a well-trained team of over 500 pilots in 26 locations across the country, while Rallis India holds a strong distribution network for crop care and seeds, crop care range reaches to farmers through a network of 4000 dealers and 60000 retailers.
Former Indian cricket team captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni is the Brand Ambassador of Garuda.