According to Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, India will require around one lakh drone pilots in the coming years.
A total of 12 key ministries are attempting to increase domestic demand for drone services.
"On three wheels, we're propelling the drone industry ahead. Policy is the first spoke. You've seen how quickly we're putting the policy into effect "Scindia made the remarks during a Niti Aayog event in New Delhi.
The second wheel, he explained, is to generate incentives.
“Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the PLI (production-linked incentive) scheme will offer a fresh push to manufacturing and services in the drone sector,” the minister stated.
The PLI plan was implemented in September 2021 as a follow-up to the ministry’s liberalised Drone Rules, 2021, which were announced on August 25 of last year.
The third wheel, according to Scindia, is to create domestic demand, which the 12 ministries have attempted to do.
He noted that anyone who has completed the Class-XII exam may now be trained as a drone pilot, and that no college degree is required.
“After two to three months of training, this guy is working as a drone pilot for roughly Rs 30,000 per month,” the minister said.
“In the coming years, we will require nearly a lakh drone pilots. As a result, the opportunity is enormous “He continued.
Scindia predicted that the Indian drone sector would generate a revenue of up to Rs 15,000 crore by 2026 on September 16 of last year.
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