Govt to unveil first set of PLI for drones

According to Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal, 15 drone categories have already been certified

March 28, 2023

The government is promoting a scheme to create airports, heliports, and seaports

Small airfields had already seen progress, while work on heliports is currently underway

Some of the seaports being built in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep will be completed in FY24

The government is working with the Ministry of Shipping to overcome challenges surrounding seaports

The Indian government is expected to unveil the first set of Production-Linked Incentives (PLI) for drones, according to Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal, at the CII International Conference and Exhibition on Advanced and Short Haul Air Mobility for All in Bengaluru. He also mentioned that 15 drone categories have already been certified.

Bansal went on to discuss the government’s promotion of a scheme to create airports, heliports, and seaports. He further mentioned that small airfields had already seen progress, while work on heliports is currently underway. However, he identified seaports as the most challenging area of focus and stated that the government is working with the Ministry of Shipping to overcome these challenges. 

Bansal further added that there are significant environmental concerns surrounding seaports, making environmental clearance a significant challenge. Nevertheless, he expressed optimism that some of the seaports being built in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep will be completed in FY24.

Source: Economic Times

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