Drones used in agricultural development in Cumilla
Published: 01:14 PM, 24 December 2020
The district officials of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) of Cumilla have used drones for the first time in agricultural development in the district.
BADC District Irrigation Area Development Project Director Engineer Mohammad Mizanur Rahman said that on Wednesday.
Mr. Mizanur said that according to the information obtained from the drone, there are about 150 acres of land in Mollakandi, big and small Harina mouzas of Padua union of Daudkandi upazila of the district have not been possible to take under cultivation due to waterlogging. As a result, the people of the area are being deprived of about 400 tons of paddy production, worth of Tk 1.5 crore while there are such problems in many places in this area. On December 19, the waterlogged areas were monitored by drones.
The drone technology is being used for the first time under Cumilla-Chandpur- Brahmanbaria District Irrigation Area Development Project under BADC. Through the use of this technology, the current status of the project area and the progress of the project area after implementation can be considered.
The project stakeholders are working for a sustainable solution to the problem by identifying the amount of waterlogged area and its causes through drones. CEGIS, a trust under the Ministry of Water Resources, has provided technical assistance in this regard.