Arunachal Pradesh ‘Medicine from The Sky’ Project

In Arunachal Pradesh, “Medicine from the Sky Project” was unveiled successfully on August 15, 2022.  First flight of drone service was carried from Seppa to Chayang Tajo in East Kameng district. This project is inspired from the Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into world’s drone hub.

Highlights of the project:

  • In Arunachal Pradesh, pilot project of using drones in healthcare, agriculture and disaster management including the “Medicine from the Sky project” is being undertaken in association with the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Medicine from the Sky Project has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • It is being implemented by Redwing Labs, which is a start-up based in Bengaluru.
  • This project will provide a clear vision on operational issues, regulatory issues, and financial feasibility. On the basis of this, government will make a policy and take steps to adopt emerging technology in phased manner.

According to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, India is set to witness a high number of industries holding drone innovation in a bid to make India world’s drone hub by 2030. It will bring a revolution in line with the goal of an Aatmanirhar Bharat. Government will continue to adopt the drones by easing drone regulations and increasing drone literacy through programmes like Drone Shakti and Kisan Drones. The drone industry is witnessing an exponential growth with active participation and efforts of drone industry stakeholders and Government of India.

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