Drone manufacturer Marut Drones has introduced its new product, the Seedcopter 2.0 - India’s first reforestation drone. The company announced the availability of Seedcopter services to corporate entities, enabling them to actively engage in CSR activities and reforestation efforts.
It said that the company aspires to bring together corporate entities and their dedicated CSR teams to take the services of Seedcopters in the reforestation journey, an activity that would align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 13, 15, 17 and 9) and actively participate in the management of their carbon footprint while making a lasting and transformative impact on the environment.
Renowned actor and environmental advocate Rana Daggubati, joined forces with the company in 2021 to increase forest cover in India through rapid afforestation, using Seedcopter. On the launch of Seedcopter 2.0, he said, “At the heart of sustainable change lies community collaboration and empowerment. Marut Drones has developed an innovative and scalable solution for reforestation and revegetation that is faster and cheaper than traditional manual planting practices. By actively involving rural women to procure mass seedlings, Marut Drones is sowing the seeds of a greener future by making it a community exercise.”
Speaking on the launch Prem Kumar Vislawath, CEO of Marut Drones, expressed his enthusiasm for making Seedcopter 2.0 available for corporate use with a CSR perspective, stating, “With Seedcopter, we're not just planting trees; we're sowing hopes of replanting a forest, one drone at a time. By making Seedcopter 2.0 available as a service for corporate entities, we aim to extend the reach of drone technology, inviting more stakeholders to contribute to India’s green coverage. As stewards of this planet, we have a duty to revive the forests we've lost.”
The company added that the core of Seedcopter’s approach lies in the fusion of community science and cutting-edge technology. So far, Marut has empowered 15000 women across 200 communities, Marut’s mission is to empower women and communities in 1400 districts to act and contribute towards reforestation and has been actively engaging local communities to play a vital role in preparing the seed balls, contributing not only to ecological well-being but also uplifting the socio-economic conditions of communities involved.