Our weekly news wrap-up on the emerging drone ecosystem in India will give you an insight into the training, skill development, capacity building, technology and industry updates. Apart from keeping you updated, the news snippets from the drone ecosystem could help you generate leads and opportunities to develop your business in the sector.
This is the first edition of our weekly news wrap-up on the emerging drone ecosystem, where we have covered all the recent happenings in the first few weeks of November 2022. Here we go with the top headlines.
Updates from the drone ecosystem in India – Week 02
- General Aeronautics Pvt Limited and Bayer have partnered to provide DGCA-approved drone services for crop protection to small farm owners in India.
- To provide Instant Delivery to 1378 pin codes across 24 cities in India, TSAW is establishing 136 drone hubs across the nation in collaboration with CABT Logistics.
- Garuda Aerospace has raised $5 million and will use it to work with big global companies in the aerospace and defence industries to develop advanced drone solutions for the armed forces.
- Amazon has unveiled the look of its new Prime Air delivery drone, which can withstand mild rain and extreme temperatures. The brand-new “MK30” drone will go into service in 2024.
- To boost farmer productivity and income, IFFCO and Drone Destination signed an MOU to provide DGCA-certified drone pilot training and application of drones in various farming activities.
- A centre for drone pilot training will be established in Prayagraj; drone pilots will be trained in Naini beginning in late January or early February of the following year.
- To produce 2,500 drone pilots yearly, Tamil Nadu signed an MOU with IGRUA, De Drone World Solutions.
- By the end of November, Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University (ANGRAU) will launch a 12-day drone technology course that is a first for the country.
- Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district’s remote Bana region received the first-ever drone delivery of essential medicines from Seppa.
Updates from the drone ecosystem in India – Week 01
- In order to implement different new schemes as part of its plan for smart cities, the Haryana government intends to implement multiple IoT (internet of things) solutions linked with drones.
- A Delhi-based organization named IG Drones launched India’s first “Drone Simulator” at the Defence Expo in 2022 in an effort to empower 10 million+ youths and support the Prime Minister’s vision of establishing India as the world’s drone capital.
- On November 2, 2022, Garuda Aerospace announced that it had signed an MOU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru for joint research operations and services involving unmanned aerial vehicles.
- DroneAcharya expands by purchasing more than 100 new drones. Starting in 2023, it plans to annually train more than 500 pilots and 25 instructors.
- In the Pre-IPO round, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, as well as market veteran Shankar Sharma, acquired minority stakes in DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations.
- On November 6, 2022, Siasat Daily and Space Tech Global organized a seminar on “drone pilot training.” The workshop’s aim was to assist students to get started on their drone journey.
- According to Aerosys Aviation India, the drone may be used to detect nutrient scarcity in the field and then spray the essential nutrients for better crop results and farmer income.
- Using a fixed-wing drone, Drone Imaging and Information Services of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA) successfully surveyed the Khanak mines for volumetric analysis in the mining areas of Bhiwani district, Dadam and Khanak.
- The Delhi-based organization IG Drones unveiled India’s first “Drone Simulator” at the Defence Expo in 2022 in an effort to empower more than 10 million youth and support the Prime Minister’s vision of making India the world’s drone capital.
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