Pakistan uses local Drones for Locust reduction through Ministry Science and Technology.

Pakistan today press ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday unveiled domestically manufactured drones to fight the locust attack threatening food security.

Image Fawad Chaudhry

“Made in Pakistan drones will revolutionise the country’s agriculture industry,” Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry said, sharing the photo of drones on Twitter.

The Ministry of Science and Technology signed an agreement with a private company, ABM-SATUMA, for the production and agriculture application of the drones to deal with the locust crisis. The drones would be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Explaining the drone’s mechanism, Chaudhry said that earlier the entire field had to be disinfected but with the help of the drone, the sensors will detect the infected patches and spray pesticides directly on them.

“The ministry is now focusing on precision farming with the introduction of drone technology to enhance agricultural productivity,” he said, encouraging youngsters to work on agri-tech startups.

Images and quotes courtesy Pakistan Today, Fawad Chaudhry

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