December 3, 2022

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PM Modi inaugurates India’s biggest drone festival in Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, India’s biggest drone festival, today at 10am at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.

PM Modi interacted with ‘Kisan Drone’ pilots and startups at the exhibition and also watched drone demonstrations.

‘At 10 AM tomorrow, May 27, I will take part in the Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022. This forum brings together key stakeholders including StartUps with the aim of increasing India’s presence in the sector. I’d urge all those interested in tech and innovation to watch the programme,’ PM Modi tweeted yesterday.

Over 1600 delegates comprising government officials, foreign diplomats, military personnel, PSUs were expected to participate in the two-day drone festival on May 26-28, according to the PMO.

‘More than 70 exhibitors will display various use cases of drones at the exhibition,’ the PMO said in a statement. 

The ‘Drone Mahotsav’ will also award drone pilot certificates virtually, and will see new product launches, panel discussions, flying demonstrations, ‘Made in India’ Drone Taxi prototypes, among others.

The festival comes amid the central government’s push for extensive use of drones in various fields, including agriculture.

Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a drone experience studio and launched the Kisan Drone and the Drone Shakti programmes at the NITI Aayog

New federal guidelines for Kisan Drone have provisioned a range of incentives for farmers and organizations alike for the commercial use of drones.

Scindia said at the event that training fees for drone pilots would significantly decrease in the next 3-4 months, as more courses get registered with the aviation regulatory authorities.

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