Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Drone Festival – Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022 on May 27, 2022. He also interacted with Kisan drone pilots, witnessed open-air drone demonstrations and interacted with startups in the drone exhibition centre. Several union ministers, leaders and entrepreneurs of drone industry were among those present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister conveyed his fascination and interest in the drone sector. He cited PM Swamitva Yojana as an example of how drone technology is becoming the basis of a major revolution. Under this scheme, for the first time, every property in the villages of the country is being digitally mapped and digital property cards are being given to the people.
Highlighting the importance of drone technology in the fields of defence, disaster management, agriculture, tourism, film and entertainment, he said that the use of this technology is bound to increase in the coming days. He also narrated the use of drones in his official decision making through examples of PRAGATI reviews and Kedarnath projects.
Drone technology is going to play a major role in empowering farmers and modernize their lives. He also talked about continued dependence on the revenue department with regard to activities ranging from land records to flood and drought relief. The drone has emerged as an effective tool to tackle all these issues. pib.gov.in
DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations secures USD 4.6 Million investment
Closing their pre- seed round at $4.6 Million (INR 35.7 Cr.), Pune – based drone startup, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations is the only Indian startup till date to have raised this amount. It is a drone service provider, manufacturer, and DGCA – approved remote pilot training organization. The Indian government has aided the growth of the drone industry in India by enacting supportive regulations and providing subsidies. https://droneacharya.com
German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve the reliability and efficiency of existing supply chains but also help create completely new ones. In many African regions, insufficient infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to universal health coverage and economic development. Setting up largescale drone delivery networks across African airspace will propel logistics in these countries to a new level and help build an entirely new transport framework – much faster, cheaper, more sustainable, and more efficient than the development of conventional ground-based infrastructure with all its unhealthy and climate-damaging emissions. https://wingcopter.com