Beltangady man creates drone to fight pests, paint high-rise buildings

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (RJP)

Beltangady, Jul 15:  A young man named Avinash Rao from Nidle near here has developed a multi-purpose drone.  

The drone saves areca nut trees from getting infected by pests. It also paints tall buildings with 10 to 15 floors. 

Avinash had received a request from the Coconut Development Foundation to find a solution to cure the infected coconut leaves. Avinash succeeded in developing the drone which can cut the infected leaves from the coconut trees.  


 “But the most difficult job is to remove pesticides from areca nut trees. I made some design changes in the original version of the drone in order to achieve this.”  Avinash informs. He says he has received four patents for the drone. 

In addition to the above mentioned roles, the drone can also be used to remove dust accumulated on the blades of wind mills and to check high voltage electric wires. 

The drone is priced between Rs 4 to 5 lacs.  It is expected come to the market before April next year. 
The IT and BT Department of the state government has recognized the work and awarded Avinash Rao with Rs 50 lacs for Idea to Proof of Concept.