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Aerial Seeding Campaign

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2021

Context

Recently, “Hara Bhara”, India’s first aerial seeding campaign in Telangana using the Seedcopter drone was launched. 

Key- Points of Hara Bhara Campaign

  • This Hara Bhara campaign is started to accelerate the mission of reforestation by planting one billion trees using drones by 2030.
  • Drones are used to disperse seed balls over thin, barren, and empty forest lands to turn them into lush green abodes of trees in this project.
  • The ‘seedcopter’ which is a drone developed by Marut Drones is an aerial seeding solution for rapid and scalable reforestation. 

What is Aerial Seeding technique?

  • Aerial seeding refers to a technique of plantation wherein seed balls are sprayed on the ground.
  • Seed balls are seeds covered with a mixture of clay, compost, char and other components.
  • Under this aerial devices are used, including planes, helicopters or drones.
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