Drone Policy: Himachal became the first state to approve the Drone Policy, the Logistics Policy also got the green signal, know its benefits
Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to approve the Drone Policy-2022. With the formation of this policy, the work of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forest, Industry and Home Department will become easier. Under this, drone pilots will be prepared in Himachal Pradesh. A drone park will also be built, for which the place will be searched. To buy drones, lakhs of farmers and gardeners of the state will also be given a loan of up to Rs 10 lakh on subsidy. Soon the government will notify the detailed rules of this policy. Apart from this, the Logistics Policy-2022 (Himachal Transport and Supply Process) has also been given the green signal. Under this, it will be easy to send goods from industries and other agricultural products including apples to outside states. With the development of infrastructure, development works will also get a boost.
Both the policies have been approved in the cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at the state secretariat. Under the Drone Policy, the Education Department will conduct various training courses. Farmers and gardeners will be connected with the new technology of drones by contracting with the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture. On May 31, in Shimla, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also talked about Himachal benefiting from drone technology. This policy will create a holistic drone eco system built on the basis of governance and reform (Garuda) using drones. Its main objective is to utilize the digital sky opportunities through institutional linkages like National Education Policy-2020, Himachal Pradesh Industrial Investment Policy, Himachal Pradesh Startup, Innovation Scheme, National Skill Qualification Framework.
Advantages of Drones
- Will be able to safely spray insecticides or fungicides in the fields and gardens in minutes
- Mafia can be monitored in forests, information about fire will also be available
- Drone will work to deliver medicines in the most inaccessible areas of the state
- It will also be helpful in controlling traffic and catching criminals
- Employment will be available in the drone sector by preparing the students for the future.
- Licenses will be given to legalize illegally operated drones
Truck parking, new roads, railway expansion, flyovers, market yards to be developed
Under the logistics policy, truck parking, new roads, railway expansion, flyovers, market yards will be developed in the state. This policy will also be beneficial for reducing the distance. In fact, the central government has made a provision of one lakh crore rupees for this policy under the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti Yojana. Instructions have been given to all the states to make policies. Its main objective is to strengthen the logistics infrastructure in the state by promoting investment in the private sector. The Industries Department will hire a consulting company for this. Amritsar-Kolkata corridor will also be built under the same policy in Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) industrial area of Solan district.