Drones are utilized to transport Lakadong turmeric from Meghalaya
Lakadong Turmeric from Meghalaya is being transported to other parts of the country through drones. The commerce and industry ministry informed this on Saturday stating that the aim is to resolve first-mile connectivity issues faced by the cultivators.
The turmeric has been identified under the One District, One Product (ODOP), an initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as a product with huge potential for growth and export from West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
“West Jaintia Hills today witnessed the first-of-its-kind Fly-Off Event to demonstrate the use of novel and innovative drone/UAV technology for payload delivery, that could serve as a model of solving the first mile connectivity issues for Lakadong Turmeric farmers from the hinterland,” the ministry said in a statement.
Lakadong Turmeric is considered as one of the finest turmeric varieties with the highest curcumin content of 7-9% (in comparison to 3% or less in other varieties).