India to be drone technology hub by next year

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India to be drone technology hub by next year
India to be drone technology hub by next year

Detailing the advancements in drone technology in India, Union Minister said, the entire nation, during the Beating Retreat, was mesmerised by the spectacular display of 1000 ‘Made in India’ drones by Indian start-up ‘Botlab Dynamics’ led by an IIT alumni

India will become a drone technology hub and at least one lakh drone pilots will be required by the country by next year, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday. He was addressing the gathering after flagging of the ‘Drone Yatra 2.0’, in Chennai.

Detailing the advancements in drone technology in India, Union Minister said, the entire nation, during the Beating Retreat, was mesmerised by the spectacular display of 1000 ‘Made in India’ drones by Indian start-up ‘Botlab Dynamics’ led by an IIT alumni. The survey of the land and houses are being prepared through drones in the villages, as a part of the SWAMITVA scheme (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas), he added. Drones are increasingly being used to sprinkle pesticides and nano fertilisers in the fields in rural villages.

Each pilot would earn in the range of Rs 50-80 thousand a month, he said, stating that India will require at least one lakh drone pilots in 2023. Even at a conservative average, at least Rs 6,000 crore a year worth employment could be created, he said.

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