Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two-day drone festival in New Delhi. The two-day Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022 is being conducted at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
More than 1600 delegates comprising government officials, foreign diplomats, armed forces, central armed police force, drone startups and more are participating in the drone festival. Over 70 exhibitors will display various use cases of drones at the exhibition.
PM Modi interacted with Kisan drone pilots, startups in the drone exhibition centre and witnessed open-air drone demonstrations.
Highlighting the energy and enthusiasm in the drone sector, Prime Minister said that the sector has great possibilities for employment generation.
PM Modi also conveyed his fascination and interest in the drone sector and said that he was deeply impressed by the drone exhibition and the spirit of the entrepreneurs and innovation in the sector.
Citing an example of Swamitva Yojana, PM Modi said that how drone technology is becoming the basis of a major revolution.
“Promotion of drone technology is another medium of advancing our commitment to good governance and ease of living. In the form of drones, we have got a smart tool that is going to be part and parcel of common people’s lives”, he said.
He also highlighted the importance of drone technology in the fields of defence, disaster management, agriculture, tourism, film and entertainment. He said that the use of this technology is bound to increase in the coming days. The Prime Minister also narrated the use of drones in his official decision making through examples of PRAGATI reviews and Kedarnath projects.
The Prime Minister said that drone technology is going to play a major role in empowering farmers and modernize their lives. As villages are witnessing the arrival of roads, electricity, optical fibre and digital technology. Still, agriculture work is being conducted in old ways, leading to hassles, low productivity and wastage. He also talked about continued dependence on the revenue department with regard to activities ranging from land records to flood and drought relief. The drone has emerged as an effective tool to tackle all these issues, he said. The Prime Minister also said that measures taken to help agriculture sectors have ensured that technology is no longer intimidating for the farmers.