At India’s largest drone festival, Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 150 remote pilot licenses on Friday (May 27, 2022). PM Modi said at the occasion that the “enthusiasm witnessed in India regarding drone technology is remarkable” and that this will become a “sector of employment development in India.”
The Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022 is a two-day event that will take place on the 27th and 28th of May. Drones would be used more in the defence and disaster management sectors, according to PM Modi. “Technology has paved the path for government plans to be delivered to the last mile.” Drones will be used more in the defence sector and for disaster relief, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spoke at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022.
In the drone exhibition centre, the prime minister met with kisan drone pilots and watched open-air drone performances. PM Modi said during his speech that “eight years ago, we began applying new mantras of good administration.” “Ease of living and ease of conducting business were given priority while walking on the road of minimum government and maximum governance,” Modi remarked.
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, the Minister of Civil Aviation, spoke at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, emphasising how drones may benefit people from all walks of life. “In India, drones are a concept whose time has come. “Technology comes first,” PM adds, but “people come first.” Drones can assist security personnel in preserving security, but they can also assist farmers. “We’ve introduced new drone restrictions and published a drone space map,” Scindia explained.
“By 2026, the drone sector is expected to generate a revenue of Rs 15,000 crore.” In India now, there are 270 drone startups,” he noted. Over 1600 delegates, including government officials, foreign diplomats, the military forces, central armed police forces, PSUs, private firms, and drone startups, are expected to attend the Mahotsav, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. More than 70 exhibitors will demonstrate various drone use cases during the event, according to the press release.