The presentation of the various kinds of drones made even the Prime Minister loose track of time. Exhibitors displayed various uses of drones, product launches, panel discussions, and flying demonstrations. He even persuaded different department heads to spend time understanding the technology and advancement of drones to take inspiration. Hundreds of drone pilot certificates were issued virtually. The youth of India has revolutionized engineering in the drone sector and it’s a proud moment to see “Make in India” flourish. The Drone Festival of India attracted thousands of lively spectators.
Mr. Modiji also believes that it is an upcoming employment sector. On the basis of minimum government, maximum governance; age of living & business; sabka saath, sabka vikaas we have connected people with ease using technology. The myths of progress of technology have been killed overtime by the progress of life. Earlier technology and its inventions were considered only for the elite but today it is widely available to the masses. Compared to a decade ago, the middle class, poor and oppressed have benefitted from technology greatly in terms such as access to grain, vaccines, and essentials. Drone has become a new recent addition to smart devices which the PM said will soon become a part of living of people. From cities to villages, from farms to playgrounds, from defence to disaster management drones will become an integral part of all.
Similarly in the tourism sector and film industry drones will aid to increase both quality and content. Our Prime Minister would frequently monitor Kedarnath development drive though drones that were set up. The small farmers are worst hit by land issues such as flood, drought record, crop protection, etc. Drones are a new tool to substitute human intervention which eradicates question of doubt.
Furthermore, drones will facilitate a new tomorrow for the agricultural sector. Crops such as pulses which at times grow beyond human reach will also be accessed for spraying pesticides thanks to drone technology. This will strengthen farmers. Farmers have sprayed pesticides and fertilisers evenly, and indiscriminately in some cases, throughout the expanse of their land for generations, incurring expenditures and exerting effort. Furthermore, it may have a negative impact on crop growth. Farmers will be able to target certain crops with the help of an intelligent spraying drone. Drones were responsible for mass transport of vaccines during the global pandemic. Defence sector can utilize the application of drones in various manners. For example, tracking during huge festivals like the Kumbh Mela.
The PM of India appealed to investors and tech giants to come forward to empower the drone industry and looks forward to seeing new strategies.