Drone Pilot Training Institute To Come Up In Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Thursday that the state is planning to establish a drone pilot training institute. Mr Khattar stated that the training institute will be established under the Drone Imaging and Information Service of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA).
On Thursday, the second board of directors meeting of DRIISHYA, chaired by Mr Khattar, decided to establish the institute. Officials informed the CM that a separate corporation was needed to speed up the state’s transition to a UAV-driven mode of governance.
“This is a first in the state because now, with the help of drones, illegal encroachments can be controlled as well as detecting area expansion,” Mr Khattar said. “Previously, manual surveys were conducted at regular intervals, which were very time consuming, costly, and required more manpower.”
Mr Khattar directed officers to ensure that surveys and imaging work were completed quickly, and that drones should be used in other departments such as urban local bodies, power, disaster management, mining, forest, traffic, town and country planning, and agriculture, among others.
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