PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that the State Drone Policy will be finalised by November.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, IT Minister Rohan Khaunte and other stakeholders today chaired a meeting on setting up a drone cluster at Tuem Electronic City. The presentation was made by Kerala-based AutoMicroUAS Aerotech Pvt Ltd regarding the expression of interest.
“State Drone Policy will be finalised by November. The uses of drones to be used to monitor traffic, tree cover, agriculture and transport. Drone schools are to be established on a PPP basis. Drone cluster to be set at Tuem,” said CM Sawant.
He further said that drone technology will be used right from the agriculture department to the transport department while stating that drone facilities and services are used in every sector.
“After November, permission from the Civil Aviation for using drones and registration will be required. The first meeting in this regard was held today,” he added.
Sawant said that the cluster at Tuem will help at creating huge employment and other facilities.
“A Kerala-based company has given a presentation to us, and we have asked them to give a detailed presentation on the employment generation, investment and other land requirements,” CM said.
The hub will have a drone manufacturing plant, robotics, a research and development centre, a drone forensic centre, a training centre and a placement cell.
The company claims expertise and experience in implementing drone-based applications in areas like tree counting, wildlife enumeration, monitoring of solid waste management, traffic management, surveillance in mining areas, disaster management and agriculture.
CM further said that Union Education Minister dedicated the First ever National Curriculum Framework (NCF) to the Foundational stage and launched the Balvatika at Kendriya Vidyalayas.
“The NCF for Foundational stage is designed after careful study of Early Childhood Care and Education by drawing insights from the fields of Neuroscience, brain study and cognitive sciences,” he added.