Cabinet approves providing 15,000 drones to women Self Help Groups
Post by ANI on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a scheme under which the central government will provide drones to as many as 15,000 Women's Self Help Groups over the next four years.
These drones will be provided during 2023-24 and 2025-2026. The SHGs would be able to provide those drones as rental services to farmers for agricultural uses.
The estimated capital outlay for the scheme is pegged at Rs 1,261 crore over the next four years.
A central government assistance, 80 per cent of the cost of the drone and accessories/ancillary charges up to a maximum of Rs 8 lakh would be provided, the director general of PIB posted on his X timeline after if was announced by the Union minister Anurag Thakur at a press conference.