New Delhi: The Centre has released India’s airspace map for drone operations on 24 September 2021.
The map is available on DGCA’s digital sky platform
The drone airspace map comes as a follow-through of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 released by the Central Government on 25 August 2021, the PLI scheme for drones released on 15 September 2021, and the Geospatial Data Guidelines issued on 15 Feb 2021.
“All these policy reforms will catalyse super-normal growth in the upcoming drone sector. It’s a step towards realising our collective vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” said the Ministry of Civil Aviation in a press release.
Drones offer tremendous benefits to almost all sectors of the economy. These include – agriculture, mining, infrastructure, surveillance, emergency response, transportation, geo-spatial mapping, defence, and law enforcement to name a few, the release said.
It added that drones can be significant creators of employment and economic growth due to their reach, versatility, and ease of use, especially in India’s remote and inaccessible areas.
Given its traditional strengths in innovation, information technology, frugal engineering and its huge domestic demand, India has the potential of becoming a global drone hub by 2030, said the Ministry.
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