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A drone like machine that sprays insecticides to arecanut trees

A drone like machine that sprays insecticides to arecanut trees

Mangalore Today News Network

Belthangady, July 6,2017:  A government grant of Rs 50 lakh has been granted to start-up  East Agro Robotics Private Limited. This is the first start-up from the district to receive government grant.


This company  is manufacturing  a machine that operates like a drone and helps farmer spray insecticides to arecanut trees. The company is founded by Lakshmish Rao from Nidle and Avinash Rao, former students of SDM Engineering College of Dharwad. They have been assisted by Chethana and MIT Assistant Professor Kamalesh Kumar.

The founders of the start-up demonstrated the drone like machine manufactured by them in the presence of Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade, CAMPCO Chief Satishchandra and  All India Arecanut Growers’ Association President Srinivas Achar. Even  CPCRI Director Chowdappa has appreciated the initiative of the youngsters.

The product is likely to be launched by April next year.  East Agro Robotics also plans to set up an industrial unit at Barangaya in Nidle near Dharmasthala.

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Ishwar Prasad N, Manjanady Wed, September-20-2017, 1:10
We have some ideas on plucking machines useful for Areca / coconut farmers.( without climbing trees.) Plan is economical as well. Would like to discuss on exploring the possibilities of implementing this plan with companies who are into agricultural machinery design.
Rajeeva N S, Thirthahalli Tue, August-15-2017, 12:18
congrdulation thanks to invent such type mechine helps the former in such critical job. Thanks a lot
Savitha Menon, mangaluru Thu, July-6-2017, 1:21
The concept of spraying pesticides on the arecanut is really a good move . This will help to reduce man power and also time
Krishna Poojary, Baikampady Thu, July-6-2017, 1:08
A insecticides drone isn’t it expensive , will the government provide it ? What is the procedure
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