Five Drone Schools to be set up in Madhya Pradesh

Issue: 6 / 2021

On December 11 this year, speaking at the Drone Fair organised at the Madhav Institute of Technology and Science Gwalior, the Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that five schools dedicated to drone technology will be set up in Madhya Pradesh. These training institutions will be located in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Satna. Apart from the defence sector, use of drones is bringing revolutionary changes in the sectors of agriculture and health. This technology will come in handy for turning poverty into prosperity, the Minister said. It would also generate job avenues for three lakh youngsters, the Minister claimed. The drone technology will impact the economy and life across the world in the coming days, he said, adding that Madhya Pradesh was numero uno in the use of this technology in the country.

At the Gwalior Drone Fair in which as many as 20 firms took part, was centred on the drone industry. Participating in this event were drone manufacturers, service providers and various other stakeholders. The Drone Fair was organised jointly by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Government of Madhya Pradesh and industry body the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The programme was the biggest congregation of drone manufacturers, service providers, drone enthusiasts and user communities, especially students, farmers and common man of the city, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement released on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The Minister went on to state that the regulations for the use of drones had been made easier. Earlier, a company had to fill up 25 forms, now only five forms are needed. There is also more clarity on licensing and registration of drones, the Minister stated.