Nagpur: Drones are versatile pieces of equipment that can be used for everything from wedding photography to border patrol. Drones have recently piqued the interest of the Indian business community and youth.
The government’s policy on unmanned aerial vehicles is frequently updated to ensure the country’s national security and privacy. In 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his tweet about the liberalised Drone Rules, ”The new Drone Rules will tremendously help start-ups and our youth working in this sector. It will create new opportunities for innovation and business. It will aid in leveraging India’s strengths in innovation, technology, and engineering in order to establish India as a drone hub.”
Under the new drone rules, the government has increased the coverage of drones from 300 kgs to 500 kgs.They will also reduce the permit fees for operating drones, as promised.
India categorises five divisions:
Drones weighing less than or equal to 250 grammes are considered nano.
Micro drones – weighing more than 250 grammes but less than or equal to 2 kilogrammes
Drones weighing more than 2 kg but less than or equal to 25 kg are considered small.
Drones weighing more than 25 kg but less than or equal to 150 kg are classified as medium.
Drones weighing more than 150 kg