Drone technology will play major role in empowering farmers, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, the quantum jump in the drone industry shows the possibilities of emerging opportunities for employment in India. Inaugurating India’s biggest Drone Festival – Bharat Drone Mahotsav-2022 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Mr Modi said, India has the potential of becoming a global drone hub and this technology will play a crucial role in several sectors ranging from agriculture, defence, disaster management, health and land mapping in the future.

Highlighting the importance of technology, the Prime Minister said, it has ensured last mile delivery and with the help of technology, target of Antyodaya can be achieved. Terming drone technology as an effective tool in delivery of services and improving ease of living, he said, it will take the farming sector to another level and it will ensure the progress of marginalised farmers.

The Prime Minister said, drones will play a crucial role in delivery of medicines and vaccines in the far flung areas of the country. With the help of drone mapping he reviewed the progress of Kedarnath Redevelopment Project, he added.

The Prime Minister said, this Government has reduced the restrictions imposed on drone sector. He said, Production Linked Incentive scheme was introduced for making a robust ecosystem for the drone sector. He urged the investors to come and invest in India’s booming drone sector. He also urged the youth to come forward and set up drone start-ups. On the occasion, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, India has become a leader in the technology sector in the last eight years.

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