Civil Aviation Ministry notifies liberalised Drone Rules, 2021

Civil Aviation Ministry  notifies liberalised Drone Rules, 2021

New Delhi: The Government has decided to repeal the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The new Drone Rules will tremendously help start-ups and our youth working in this sector. It will open up new possibilities for innovation & business. It will help leverage India’s strengths in innovation, technology & engineering to make India a drone hub".

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "The drone rules create a balance between India's development and security. This shows PM Modi's far-sightedness and capability. Our drone rules are based on trust, self-certification and non-inclusive monitoring".

"We're going to ensure drone application in transportation, logistic, defence, mining, infrastructure sectors and more. It will provide more jobs. Our aim is to make India a global drone hub by 2030"

UAS, commonly known as drones, offer tremendous benefits to almost all sectors of the economy like – agriculture, mining, infrastructure, surveillance, emergency response, transportation, geo-spatial mapping, defence, and law enforcement etc. Drones can be significant creators of employment and economic growth due to their reach, versatility, and ease of use, especially in India's remote and inaccessible areas.