December 26, 2022: India's leading drone manufacturer, Garuda Aerospace is India’s first drone start-up to receive both Type Certification and RTPO (Remote Pilot Training Organization) approvals by the Director General, Civil Aviation (DGCA) for their indigenously designed Kisan Drones.
DGCA Type certification is provided on the basis of the quality check of the drones and is issued after a rigorous testing process for the UAVs. The Type certification was introduced by the government of India in August 2021 under Drone Rules and the historic dual DGCA approval validates Garuda's tag of being India's most valuable Drone startup.
The Made in India Kisan drones are particularly developed for agricultural purposes such as reducing crop loss, crop health monitoring, yield measurement, and crop loss mitigation with the latest manufacturing capacities, and strong technology backgrounds.
Having been awarded Type Certificate for the GA-AG model, Garuda Kisan Drone is now eligible for Rs.10 lakh unsecured loans from Agri Infrastructure Fund at a 5% interest and 50-100% subsidy from the Government of India.
Priced at Rs.4.50 lakhs, Garuda Kisan Drone is India's most affordable advanced automated Agri Drone which has DGCA-approved Type Certification in the under 25kg small category. ICAR, KVKs, FMTTI, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare, and several other Government Agriculture bodies will now have an option of procuring high-tech Made in India Drones manufactured by Garuda Aerospace. This will lead to creating job opportunities for the youth in the near future and a vision of training 1 lakh drone pilots in the next 2 years.
Says Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, "The double certification by DGCA for Type and RPTO certification is a blessed with strong demands of manufacturing 5000 drones in the next 5 months catering to many opportunities. Our drones will further benefit farmers and agri- entrepreneurs by playing a major role in impacting the farmers' lives and building new-age careers for young Indians within the drone industry. "