Vijayawada, January 17
Andhra Pradesh government is going to use drone technology in 16 government departments. With the green signal from Central Home ministry for using drone services coming through, the government is preparing ground for taking up various programmes with the help of drones.
The Central government imposed regulations on the usage of drones in the country in 2014, quoting that country’s security will be at stake if people or institutions use drones without permission.
Director General of Civil Aviation is giving permission to various government organizations for using drones keeping in view their needs.
Drone services during the previous Krishna Pushkaralu in Andhra Pradesh gave good results. Hence, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu proposed usage of drones in total capacity.
Chandrababu naidu said that drone technology should be used in tourism, revenue, police, agricultural sector, mines, forests, irrigation projects, traffic, maintenance of law and order, and better municipal administration. A four-member committee was appointed to study management and other issues of drones. If needed a drone corporation is also proposed to be set up.
By using drones to keep vigil on rampant red sanders smuggling in four districts, sanitation maintenance in cities and towns, management of irrigation projects and construction, pesticides spraying on crops, drones, will enable the officials to monitor the situation in real time.
Hence the AP government sought Centre’s permission for the usage of drones in 16 government departments. With the permission now given, the administration is concentrating on purchasing drones and studying their maintenance, usage and other issues.