Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the new drone policy for preparing digital records has been highly effective and showing results, pointing out that India is one of the first countries, to undertake digital records of lands in the vast villages using drones.
On his Mann Ki Baat address, Modi said, “One of the things that is capturing people’s imagination is the usage of drones in India. Youngsters and the world of start-ups are very interested in this subject.”
“The drone sector was filled with too many restrictions and regulations. This has changed in recent times. The new drone policy is already showing great results,” he added.
The Prime Minister said, “On 25 August this year, the country came up with a new Drone Policy. This policy has been made according to the present and future possibilities related to Drone. In this, you will no longer have to get involved in filling up many forms, nor will you have to pay high fees as before.”
In his address, the Prime Minister said that Nano-urea was sprayed in fields through drones in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. “Drones are also playing their role in Covid vaccine campaign. We saw this in Manipur, where vaccines were delivered via a drone to an island. Telangana also did trials for vaccine delivery by drone,” said PM Modi.
He said, “India is working extensively on using drones for transportation.”