Marut Drones-Using Technology to Solve Social Issues

Marut Drones-Using Technology to Solve Social Issues
Case Code: BENV049
Case Length: 18 Pages
Period: 2019-2022
Pub Date: 2023
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.500
Organization: Marut Dronetech Private Limited
Industry: Technology & Communications
Countries: India
Themes: Emerging Technologies, Government Relations
Marut Drones-Using Technology to Solve Social Issues
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Marut Dronetech Private Limited (Marut Drones), a startup based in Hyderabad, India, used drones to address social issues like the mosquito menace, surveillance, land surveying, etc. It used data analytics, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning for mosquito eradication, afforestation, medicine delivery, etc. and to come up with a disease prediction system. Marut used the drone technology to address the issues faced by farmers. It used drones to spray pesticides, agri-automation, afforestation etc. The drones were also used to deliver essential medicines to public health centers which were difficult to reach. Marut partnered with the local government for disinfecting waterbodies, and for dropping seed balls for afforestation


The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Understand the importance of technology for social impact
  • Evaluate the importance of drones for social impact
  • Understand what Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is
  • Examine the Importance of PPP in the achievement of the UN SDGs



PPP; business environment; government; new technology; using technology; drones; tech-based solutions; social issues; social impact

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