” If we wait until we’re ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our lives,” says Lemony Snicket. And these lines are so apt for today’s fast moving tech world, where in every second new innovations are taking birth. Those who have adopted in first go are extracting its benefits on large scale. One of the biggest examples is Drone, which has beautifully showed its presence outside battlefield too.
For instance, the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh has tested this technology to keep track of both tigers and poachers. Even in Uttrakhand, as thousands died in the worst floods, the National Disaster Management Authority had used four unmanned aerial vehicles to scan areas that were impossible for rescue workers to reach.
According to some experts, drones can be used for a variety of humanitarian purposes. Let’s take a look at some of the areas where these flying machines are revolutionizing the world around us.
1. Drones For Agricultural Crop Surveillance
In the past, farmers use to knew which area is ready for harvest or which area has less water, just by walking around their land. But today farmers need accurate and timely actions for better results. However, with the help of drones, farmers are able to take snapshots of their fields along with various data about the soil and crops.
Further, drones are used for crop surveillance which automatically increase farm crop yields while minimizing the cost of walking the fields. The drones geo-tag the images and wirelessly transmit them, along with all the data, to a computer or tablet that help the farmers analyze the crops condition even during cloudy days.