Thursday, December 23, 2021

CM pushes for drone manufacturing units

Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has on Wednesday directed the industrial development department to work out a proposal for setting up drone manufacturing units in the state.

“Considering the importance of drones in various fields including disaster relief, agriculture, maintenance of law and order, a concrete action plan should be prepared to establish a drone manufacturing unit in the state. Due to their accessibility and ease of use, drones can make a significant contribution to employment and economic development in remote and inaccessible areas. There is also a huge employment potential in the field of drone manufacturing and many companies want to set up their units in UP,” he said.

He has suggested that these units can be set up in the upcoming defence corridor.

The home department, meanwhile, has been directed by the CM to prepare drone manuals in order to lay out a clear policy for private or commercial use, in conjunction with the civil aviation ministry’s policy.

“The CM has said that the manual should have clear provisions regarding issuance of a drone airworthiness certificate, maintenance certificate, acceptance of existing drones, operator permits, student remote pilot licence, remote pilot instructor authorization etc,” said a government spokesperson.

23/12/21 Times of India

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