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May 14, 2024

Daily Current Affairs for PCS-J (Pre)-14 May 24 : Drone Didi’ Pilot Project 

To boost rural women’s empowerment, the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to conduct two Pilot Projects under the Drone Didi Yojana at Noida And Hyderabad.

  • The pilot projects to train women to operate drones for agricultural purposes will be held at the National Skill Training Institute in Noida and Hyderabad.
  • The Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has a significant presence in the agriculture business which will train 500 rural women farmers to operate drones for agricultural purposes, such as fertilising crops, monitoring crop growth, and planting seeds. It will also conduct training in skills such as drone flying, data analysis, and drone maintenance.
  • The NSTI will provide the necessary infrastructure for the pilot training project. It will mobilise and select the trainee women with the help of the local Non-governmental organisation (NGO) and the women Self Help Group (SHG).
  • Depending upon the outcome of the scheme, the programme will be rolled out at the identified NSTIs and the ITI( Industrial Training Institute ) across the country.
Drone Didi programme:

  • Namo Drone Didi scheme under the Sashakt Nari-Viksit Bharat programme on 11 March 2024 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi.
  •  Under the Drone Didi scheme, the government aims to train and equip 15000 women-led Self Help Groups with agricultural drones to assist in tasks such as crop monitoring, spraying fertilisers and sowing seeds.





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