Drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) have really established a home towards the negative side. For good reason of course, because the essential reason behind drone technology was a weapon without having to put human lives in danger. But that’s not all. There are several ways drones can actually be used for good and for the better of common man. It is a big investment, but it is bound to pay off in the future. Today we discuss how drones can help Pakistan, apart from the obvious of course. Pakistan was able to create and use this technology successfully and it’s about time we start putting them to good use. Go through the list and let us know of more ideas on how drones can help Pakistan.
Pakistan is a major agricultural country and farming of course is a prerequisite. Farmers by default have a tough job, they have to water, spray and survey vast areas of land. Drones can make that easier. Farmers should be able to see if the irrigation is working, if the plants are growing, or they could use the drones to spray insecticide and such. Drones are small, offer agility and they are portable. In our opinion, it beats a farmer on feet easy.
While driving on a highway, or even streets, we come across of loads of checkpoints. Unfortunately, the police is just there for show in most cases. Several cars pass them by whilst they are checking just one. Drones could actually be quite useful here especially the ones equipped with infrared cameras. Not much goes by an infrared.
Now we know we said apart from the obvious, but this is not that. International borders are usually lengthy spread of fences, walls and barbed wires in order to demarcate boundaries. Eyeing them at all times is a difficult, near impossible, task. Drones could patrol certain areas where eyes are necessary but difficult to place. This could ensure a significant decline in illegal border crossing, and well, we all know how much of a problem that is for Pakistan these days.
Wildfires are dangerous and devastating, not only to that land and environment, but human and animal life as well. Now usually if a wildfire breaks out, one would have small planes and helicopters doing the job, but that would mean a long wait. On top of which, human lives are at risk in said planes and helicopters. Drones could be used to spray water and keep humans safe, and most importantly, control the situation rather quickly, or at least monitor activity in order to guide the manned vehicles and submit real-time information at all times.
Let’s face it; wildlife has already suffered a lot on account of humans. There are plenty of species in Pakistan facing extinction. The credit of course goes to illegal hunting and certain other elements. Drones could again be used to monitor certain areas where manpower is scarce. Monitoring animal behavior and their adaption to the change in their surroundings can go miles in order to help them nurture and grow.
We believe there’s a positive in any negative. Drones are essentially evil, but this technology can be used for the better than the worst. If you have more ways on how drones can help Pakistan, be our guest and let us know in the comments below.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.