Union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia unveiled the National Air Sports Policy 2022 on Tuesday, with the goal of making India a global centre for air sports by 2030.
Aerobatics, aero modelling, and model rocketry, ballooning, drones, gliding, powered gliding, rotorcraft, hang gliding, parachuting, and para motoring are among the 13 air sports now covered by the policy.
According to the government, the list of sports covered under the National Sports Policy will be updated as needed.
The country’s geography and favourable weather are projected to act as catalysts in the development of the country’s air sports ecosystem, according to Scindia.
"I believe we can target over Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 crore in annual revenue and produce over 1,00,000 direct jobs in India, starting with a small market size of roughly 5,000 odd sports practitioners generating around Rs 80-100 crore in yearly income. In terms of travel, tourism, support services, and local infrastructure development, the economic multiplier advantages will be more than three times greater "Scindia continued.
The policy also allows for the implementation of international safety best practises in areas .
In keeping with the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat policy, it would also support the design, development, and manufacturing of air sports equipment in India.
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