Government releases Drone Map, marks out Airspace for drone operations

The drone airspace map is an interactive map of India that demarcates the green, red and yellow zones all over the country. he Government of India on September 24, 2021, released India’s airspace map for drone operations. According to the press release by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry, the map is available on DGCA’s digital sky platform http://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in/home.

The Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed in a tweet, “Giving wings to the imminent drone revolution at breakneck speed! @MoCA_GoI has successfully managed to release the airspace maps for drones within 30 days of rolling out the new Drone Rules, all thanks to the team, as well as stakeholders at the State & Industry level.”

The drone airspace map comes as a follow-through of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 released on August 25, 2021, the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for drones released on September 15, and the Geospatial Data Guidelines that were announced on February 15. All these policy reforms by the government will help in catalyzing the super-normal growth in the upcoming drone sector.

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