Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for which Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced a fund of Rs 20 crore could prove to be a boon for farmers, especially those with large land holdings, in addition to aiding infrastructure projects.
Developed by 10 post-graduate students of the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), led by K Senthil Kumar, a professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, these UAVs can survey over 10 sq km. “A farmer need not visit every nook and corner of his land. He can just use the UAV for that, making his life simpler,” Senthil Kumar, director of the Centre for Aerospace Research at the Institute, said.
This would give greater freedom as well as economic flexibility to the farmer, not having to depend on expensive satellite-imaging technology.................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express