PJTSAU University Signs Mou with Drone Maker AEGIS
Hydearbad: Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has signed a memorandam of understanding (MoU) with Bengaluru-based drone manufactuer AEGIS, to promote awareness and utility of drone technology in agriculture operations.
In the presence of Vice-Chancellor V Praveen Rao, the MoU was signed by S Sudheer Kumar, Registrar, PJTSAU, and S Vinod Kumar, Director, AEGIS.
PJTSAU can now use the technical services of AEGIS in diagnosing pests and diseases in rice, maize and cotton crops in the State. Further, it will be used for spraying pesticides. Directors of institutes under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research also participated in the event.
The Vice-Chancellor suggested the preparation of a detailed action plan in consultation with AEGIS for effective use of drone technology in agriculture, to improve skill development among agricultural graduates and also suggested to prepare a curriculum to start one-month certificate course which can help develop and train manpower in handling drone technology.