Envisioning Indian Agriculture With Drones: A Leap Towards Smart Agriculture

The Indian government is taking a leap towards smart agriculture through various policy initiatives designed to encourage the widespread use of drones – for example, by releasing drone maps, both for surveying as well as for the application of crop protection chemicals through drones. These disruptions are expected to take Indian agriculture to the next level and to improve agricultural output using fewer inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, and labor. Farm input companies should usher in this new technology rather than taking a wait-and-watch stance, as this is where the future lies. This report examines the impact that the use of drones will have on Indian agriculture and the strategic imperatives it will place on companies operating in the field of farm inputs.