The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will conduct a examine on the feasibility of utilizing drones to ship the Covid-19 vaccine. The council has acquired permission from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for a feasibility examine on the identical.
ICMR will conduct the examine in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
The permission has been granted underneath “conditional exemption” of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021. In an official press launch, the civil aviation ministry mentioned that the permission exemption can be legitimate for a interval of 1 12 months or till additional orders.
This conditional drone use permission has additionally been granted to different civic our bodies and entities for the mentioned goal. These our bodies are municipal firms of Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar and Rudrapur for preparation of GIS-based property database and digital tax register; the Kota and Katni divisions of West Central Railway for practice accident websites and sustaining the protection of railway belongings.
“These exemptions shall be valid only if all conditions and limitations as stated for the respective entities are strictly adhered to. In case of violation of any condition, the exemption shall become null and void and action may be initiated by MoCA & DGCA” the ministry’s press launch mentioned.