IoTechWorld gets DGCA certificate for its AGRIBOT A6 agricultural drone

IoTechWorld gets DGCA certificate for its AGRIBOT A6 agricultural drone

Agricultural drone maker IoTechWorld Avigation’s indigenously designed and manufactured AGRIBOT A6 krishi-drone has received the ‘Type Certificate’ from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the company announced today.

Type Certificate for drones is an official document issued DGCA, certifying that a specific type of drone meets all the technical parameters and safety standards for operation in India. Gurugram-headquartered IoTechWorld Avigation is one of the major players in the Krishi-drone market in the country.

Speaking on receiving certification for AGRIBOT A6, the company’s Co-Founder and Director, Deepak Bhardwaj said, the newly launched ‘AGRIBOT A6 drone’ is 30 per cent more compact compared to the previous model of ‘AGRIBOT’ and much more stable and reliable.

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“Despite the advanced design of AGRIBOT A6, we have not increased its price. We want to increase the adoption of drones in India and provide complete handholding to users. AIF (Agriculture Infrastructure Fund) is available for AGRIBOT A6 in which 90 per cent collateral free loan is available at 3 per cent subvention on the interest rate,” he said.
AGRIBOT A6 is available in three variants – Bike, Backpack and 4-wheeler models across the country and desirous customers may buy it either from its wide network of dealers or from the company directly.

“We are the pioneers of Krishi-drone in the country and were privileged to receive the country’s first type certification from none other than Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia last year. The latest type of certification received for our product AGRIBOT A6 is a testimony of our continuous endeavour to develop high-quality and innovative products,” said Anoop Upadhyay, another Co-Founder and Director of the company. He further said that from a farmer’s perspective, an AGRIBOT A6 drone is very easy to transport and operate because of its compact design.

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IoTechWorld AGRIBOT-A6 has global quality standards, and with the liberalised export policy recently announced by DGFT, AGRIBOT-A6 has larger access to the global markets. We are quite confident that this new model will get a good response,

IoTechWorld has established a partnership with agrochemical company Syngenta and has undertaken more than 25,000 km of drone yatra in various parts of the country.

IoTechWorld aims to sell more than 3,000 drones in the current financial year. It is also exploring opportunities for export in regions like SAARC, South East Asia, Latin America, Africa among various other markets.

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