A training institute for drone pilots will be born in Haryana

A training institute to train drone pilots under the Drone Imaging and Information Service of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA) would be established in the state to support capacity development. The said institute is expected to cater to the various training needs of the staff of DRIISHYA and other organizations.
A decision in this regard was taken during the second meeting of the DRIISHYA Board of Directors chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday.
The CM was briefed that Haryana is the first state to set up a separate corporation to accelerate the application of governance piloted by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
“This is a unique start in the state because now, with the help of drones, illegal encroachments can also be checked while detecting area expansion as previous manual surveys were conducted at intervals schedules, which was time-consuming, expensive and more labor-intensive,” Khattar said.
Directing relevant officers to ensure timely disposal of various types of investigation and imaging work, the CM said that apart from the revenue department, the use of drones should also be ensured in other departments like urban local communities, electricity, disaster management, mining, forestry, traffic. , Town and country planning, agriculture, etc., as it would help with mapping, land records, disaster management and emergency services, development planning in urban areas.
The CM was further informed of the acquisition of drones in various categories and different sensors. He was informed that due to an embargo on importing drones from overseas, there has been a delay in supply.

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