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Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022: PM says India can be global hub of tech

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India can be global hub of tech. The PM was speaking at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his government’s large bet on a new technology he says would lead to “antyodaya” (welfare for all).

The PM said technology has played a significant role in broadening the reach of services and initiatives, and drones are quickly becoming a vital part of this transformation. Modi said this on Friday while speaking during the inaugural session of the Bharat Drone Mahotsav, 2022 expo at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, when he stated that these gadgets will serve a variety of industries, including agriculture, health care, defense, disaster management, and entertainment.

“It’s my ambition to have every farm outfitted with drones,” he added, describing them as a centerpiece of the government’s commitment on harnessing technology for good.

Today, we are making technology accessible to the general public “he continued at an occasion where he also met “Kisan drone” pilots — farmers who obtained certificates after being taught to operate these devices.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Civil Aviation Minister, remarked “Drone technology promotion is just another way for us to demonstrate our dedication to good governance and convenience of living. Drones are an idea that has arrived in India. Despite the fact that drones fly in the air, they reach every inner city in the country.”

Scindia went on to say that the industry was poised for a boom in India. Scindia expects the drone business to generate 15,000 crore in revenue in the next four years. He said India already has 270 drone start-ups.

The Bharat Drone Mahotsav is being hosted on May 27 and 28, with over 70 exhibitors showing drones for diverse use-cases, including

air taxi prototypes and quadcopters to assist farmers, according to a government release.

The Prime Minister declared, “I hope that more drone tests will be conducted in the future. I also encourage to industry professionals to make drones more accessible to the general public. I want to encourage young people to create new drone businesses.”

Agriculture is an important sector where the government wants to promote the use of drones.” As a result, as the process becomes easier with the use of drones, the yield of pulse crops is predicted to grow “Modi explained how it will benefit farmers.

An agricultural drone may perform precision farm tasks such as spraying and crop health monitoring. Modi deployed 100 ‘Made in India’ agricultural drones around the country in February, doing farm tasks in unprecedented simultaneous flights.

Farmers will be able to hire drones throughout various stages of the cropping season in the future, much like they can other agricultural machinery.

Modi also mentioned the PM Swamitva Yojana as another application. The ceremony took place only one day after the Modi administration celebrated its eighth year in office. Drones have been highlighted as last-mile delivery platforms in the months since the government released the new rules last August, when health officials used them in test runs to deliver Covid-19 vaccines in a remote location in Manipur, and were deployed in a first-of-its-kind light show in India this year during the Beating the Retreat ceremony.

Drones have been used by law enforcement authorities for surveillance and disaster management teams to gain eyes on remote, crisis-stricken locations in recent years.

Some state governments, like as Telangana, have employed them in reforestation programs to spray seeds, while private enterprises are conducting package delivery trials – something that India’s new legislation would also enable. Drones are our country’s future.

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