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[pib] Drone use permission for feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Not much

Mains level : Paper 3- Drone use for covid vaccine delivery

Conditional drone use exemption for vaccine delivery

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • The exemption is granted for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur.
  • The permission exemption is valid for a period of one year or until further orders.

Entities using drone on conditional drone use exemption basis

  • Conditional drone use exemption has been granted to the below entities for said purposes:
  • Nagar Nigam of Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar & Rudrapur for preparation of GIS based property database & electronic tax register.
  • West Central Railway, (WCR) Kota for train accident site & maintaining safety & security of the railway assets.
  • West Central Railway, (WCR) Katni for train accident site & maintaining safety & security of the railway assets.
  • Vedanta Ltd. (Cairn Oil & Gas) also received the conditional drone usage exemption for data acquisition for asset inspecting & mapping.
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