Krishi Udan will add 21 new airports

RNS: Government of India is working on a plan to incorporate an additional 21 airports into the Krishi Udan programme. This initiative (Krishi Udan) has been a major success in the country, and it has assisted in the transportation of lemons, jackfruits, and grapes cultivated in north-eastern states not only to various locations inside India, but also to abroad.

“We already have 31 airports under the Krishi Udan scheme and we are in talks with the Defence minister to add 21 more airports under the same scheme,” said Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia. He was addressing the meeting of the Agriculture Working Group under India’s G20 Presidency at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

Krishi Udan Scheme was launched in October 2021 to promote the transport of perishable agricultural goods from north-eastern, hilly and tribal regions, said minister.

“Government has set a target to make India a global hub for drone by 2030. Presently drones are being utilized to spray pesticides, he stated that drones would further be used for seeding, carrying out surveys and other domains,” he added.


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