Tamil Nadu approves agricultural mechanization scheme subsidy for Garuda Aerospace

Tamil Nadu approves agricultural mechanization scheme subsidy for Garuda Aerospace

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Garuda Aerospace, the drone start-up, has been granted an approval for the subsidy of the Tamil Nadu Government’s Agricultural Mechanization Scheme.

Garuda Aerospace is one of the two companies to have received this approval. The scheme was introduced by the Tamil Nadu Government to address labor shortages in agriculture and enhance crop production capabilities.

As per the scheme, drones are subsidized for pesticide spraying and pest and disease monitoring. Farmers who acquire subsidized drones can opt for drone pilot training and licensing or alternatively hire licensed pilots.
Those with bank loans for Garuda Aerospace Agri drones are also entitled for a 3% interest subsidy under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund.

Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said, “Garuda Aerospace is deeply committed to the advancement of agriculture practices in Tamil Nadu and across India, led by innovative drone technology. The subsidy granted under the Agricultural Mechanization Scheme will enable higher adoption of technology and enhance crop production. We are grateful for this scheme and the subsidy and continue to keep our commitment up to supporting and enabling farmers to leverage technology and adopt modern agriculture practices.”

Garuda Aerospace has conducted a Drone Yatra across various states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Punjab, West Bengal, Goa and Bihar to revolutionize the landscape of agriculture in India with Kisan Drones.

The company has earned dual approvals from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for both manufacturing and training, demonstrating its commitment to safety and compliance.

Garuda Aerospace is the first drone company to secure a loan under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF DRONE LOAN) and was the first to receive a subsidy in Maharashtra. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the shareholder and brand ambassador in Garuda Aerospace.