Published on: January 7, 2022

UTILISATION OF DRONE APPLICATIONS

UTILISATION OF DRONE APPLICATIONS

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buy you a drank lyrics Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has called for more effective utilisation of drone applications

WHAT IT SAID

  • Urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance, situational analysis, crime control, VVIP security, disaster management, etc.
  • Drones offered tremendous benefits to almost every sector of the economy, including but not limited to, national defence, agriculture, law enforcement, and mapping, among others.
  • As part of the initiatives to make India a global hub for drones under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and in the backdrop of the Union government rolling out the liberalised Drone Rules 2021, suggested the heads of various Ministries promote effective use of the technology.
  • The suggestions include deployment of drones for combat, communication in remote areas, counter-drone solutions, etc., by the Ministry of Defence; and delivery of medicines, collection of samples from remote or epidemic/pandemic-affected areas by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.