In our weekly news news wrap-up, we focus on India’s thriving drone industry, offering insights into training, skill development, capacity enhancement, technology advancements, and industry updates. The news snippets from the drone ecosystem could not only keep you informed but also help you generate leads and opportunities to grow your business in the industry.
Here we go with the top headlines of the week from the drone ecosystem in India
Updates from the drone ecosystem in India
- The Union Cabinet has approved a Rs 1,261 crore scheme providing drones to 15,000 women Self Help Groups (SHGs) for two years from 2024-25. The initiative offers 80% central financial assistance, covering the drone’s cost and related charges up to Rs 8,00,000 per SHG.
- IIT Guwahati has launched a three-month drone technology training for armed forces personnel, aiming to modernize operations, provide drone skills, and facilitate post-retirement career transitions in the drone technology sector.
- India to establish a Geospatial Innovation & Research Centre of Excellence through a recent tripartite MoU signed on November 28, 2023, involving the National Geospatial Programme-DST, NIGST, Survey of India, and IIT Tirupati Navishkār I-Hub Foundation.
- The government to train women farmers to use drones for precise nano urea application at a new drone training center in IFFCO’s CORDET in Phulpur, aiming to boost income and crop production efficiently.
- IIT Jammu has launched a 2.5-month workshop under PMKVY 4.0, empowering recent graduates with drone manufacturing skills and make them industry ready professionals.
- Coromandel International Ltd, in collaboration with several RPTOs, has successfully trained over 110 women candidates from various Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in drone operations, marking a notable achievement.
- DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited has launched its innovative FPV (First Person View) drones. These cost-effective drones provide solutions for a range of operations, including counter-insurgency, surveillance, and mechanized maneuvers.
- PDRL has achieved a milestone with five patents for AeroGCS GREEN, its advance agricultural drone software which is used by 75% of type-certified agriculture drones in India.
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