Centre formulates drone policy

ANI | Updated: Nov 01, 2017 20:31 IST

New Delhi [India] November 1 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said government has formulated a drone policy which would encourage this industry in the country.

"We have taken a major step regarding drone policy today. We have studied various policies from all across the globe and formulated a drone policy which would encourage this industry. It is on website for public consultation. I believe by January 1 we'll be able to implement it," Sinha told media here.

He added that the drone industry will be very impactful and have a bright future.

"Drone is such a technology that has several purposes. The kind of experimentation that is happening with drone has led to expectations that the delivery of products of e-commerce, medical supplies, photography, shall happen through drones in future. As far as our country is concerned, we need to put some restrictions considering safety measures to avoid misuse of drone. We needed to balance the fact that drone industry should be promoted while also the misuse is avoided," Sinha said.

He also said the policy will be finalized after 30 days. (ANI)