Jyotiraditya Scindia led the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation yesterday (16 August) gave conditional approval to 10 different entities to use drones for varied purposes, Economic Times.
Notably, Karnataka government is one of the 10 entities which have been granted the conditional nod. It has secured the approval to conduct a drone-based aerial survey for creating urban property ownership records in Bengaluru.
Some of the other notable names to have gotten conditional approval include the likes of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Bayer Crop Science.
M&M has secured the approval to conduct drone-based agricultural trials and use drones for precision spraying on paddy and hot pepper crops in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Similarly, Bayer Crop Science has got permission to conduct drone-based agricultural research activities and use drones for agricultural spraying.
SAIL has got permission to use drones to conduct perimeter surveillance of its steel plant in Burnpur, West Bengal.
Also, Gujarat-based Blue Ray Aviation and Telangana-based Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy have been permitted to conduct remote pilot training using drones.
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