Kottayam, November 21: The farmers at Kottayam district in Kerala are using drones to spray fertilisers in the fields. They have been experiencing a shortage in the labourers to work and hence resorted to using drones to help them in spraying the fertilisers . Many workers involved in the farms were migrant labourers who went back to their respective places owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. Rain Alert: Heavy Rainfall to Lash Parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana This Week, Predicts IMD.
In the video posted by news agency ANI on Twitter a young farmer is seen operating a drone over the fields that is spraying fertilisers on the sown area. The shortage of human resources have lead the framers to look for more technology-incentive ways, hence they started using drones to help them in fields. Rain Alert: Kerala and Tamil Nadu to Receive Heavy Rainfall During Next 5 Days Due to Cyclonic Circulation Over Bay of Bengal, Says IMD.
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#WATCH | A drone sprays fertiliser at a field in Kottayam, Kerala. Farmers are using the device due to a shortage of labourers as a fallout of #COVID19. https://t.co/681Ru5ZFPU pic.twitter.com/EQfasdyfGl
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumarakom, has provided them with drones amid the shortage of labourers who went back to their hometowns as the COVID-19 lockdown started. “With help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumarakom, we're using drones for spraying fertilisers in agricultural lands,” says a local.