Drones policy in India

Govt notifies scheme to make drone certification simpler, faster and transparent

Government has notified drone certification scheme to make certification of drones simpler, faster and transparent. In a tweet, Civil Aviation Ministry said, along with the liberalised drone rules, airspace map, the PLI scheme and the single window Digital Sky Platform, will help drone manufacturing industry in India. It said, this is another step in making India the drone hub of the world by 2030.

The Government has been working to establish a world-leading drone ecosystem in India, which will create the physical and digital infrastructure to support safe, efficient and secure access to the Indian airspace by millions of drones. Drone technology is evolving on a daily basis with new improvement coming in rapid scale. The drones offer tremendous benefits to almost every sector of the economy, including agriculture, infrastructure, emergency response, transportation and geospatial mapping.

The Ministry said, Centre has formulated the Digital Sky Platform for registration and operation of drones with an all-digital process. The users are required to complete a one-time registration for their drones, pilots and owners. For every flight that a user wishes to embark in a yellow or red zone, they can request a permission to fly online.