Applications of drones: Use Drones more effectively: Civil Aviation Ministry

What is the News?

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has called on other ministries to utilise the use of drones more effectively in their specific domains.

Note: The government of India has recently released the Drone Rules,2021 to make India a global hub for drones.

What are the applications of drones in different domains?

Ministry of Home Affairs: Surveillance, situational analysis, crime control, VVIP security and disaster management.

Ministry of Defence: Combat operations, communication in remote areas and counter-drone solutions.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Delivery of medicines, collection of samples from remote or epidemic/pandemic-affected areas.

Ministry of Railways: Disaster management, incidence response, inspection/maintenance works and project monitoring.

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Power: Real-time surveillance of assets and transmission lines, theft prevention, visual inspection/maintenance, construction planning and management.

Ministry of  Environment, Forests and Climate Change: Anti-poaching actions, monitoring of forests and wildlife, pollution assessment, and evidence gathering.

Ministry of Agriculture: Crop and soil health monitoring, anti-locust work, insurance claim survey.

Ministry of Panchayati Raj: Land Records and property rights.

Read more: Threats Posed by UAVs – Explained, Pointwise

Source: This post is based on the article ‘Use Drones more effectively: Civil Aviation Ministry’ published in The Hindu on 7th Jan 2022.

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