Five Drone Schools to be set-up in MP : Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Gwalior Drone Mela was organised today jointly by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) at Madhav Institute of Technology & Science (MITS), Gwalior. This is part of the series of events planned under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.

The programme was the biggest congregation of drone manufacturers, service providers, drone enthusiasts and user communities, especially students, farmers and common man of the city.  Programme included drone exhibition, demonstration, drone spardha, industry – user interactions and launches.

Chief guests of the programmes were Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh; Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Scindia said that Drone Mela is a historic day for Gwalior. Through this we have become a witness to the new revolution. He said that in the coming future, drone technology will bring significant changes in the world’s economy. It is a matter of pride that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country in advancing the use of drone technology at such a big scale.

Dignitaries on the dais include –

•           Shir Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India

•           Shri Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India

•           Various Ministers and senior officials from Govt of Madhya Pradesh

•           Dr. Rajindra Kumar, Director, MITS Gwalior

•           Shri Rajan Luthra, Chairman, FICCI Drones Committee

•           Shri Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Spicejet Ltd.

•           Shri Vivek Shejwalkar, Member of the Parliament, Lok Sabha

Participants witnessed –

•           Launch of SpiceXpress Drone Airlines program

•           Inauguration of Centre of Excellence for Drone Technology

•           Exchanging MoU between FICCI & MITS on strengthening industry academia collaboration

Over 30 exhibition stalls were set up to showcase drones, drone applications, services, use cases etc. 12 demonstrations conducted by following organisations on various drone based applications including pesticide spraying, afforestation, vaccine/medicine delivery, surveillance etc. –

•           SpiceXpress / Throttle Aerospace

•           Asteria Aerospace Ltd

•           Marut Drones

•           Drone Destination

•           S. Agri Udaan Pvt Ltd

•           ORC tech electronics promoted by MPSEDC

•           BISA CIMMYT

•           SkyLane Dronetech Pvt Ltd

•           Aarav Unmanned system promoted by MPSEDC & Revenue Dept Govt of MP

Participants and youth enjoyed drone acrobatics presented by various drone companies and high speed drone race towards the end of the programme. The programme was attended by over 10,000 people.



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Over 5000 Man-Hours of UAV Surveillance, Helped Delhi Police in Managing Covid-19: Aerodyne India

Aerodyne India, a World leading provider of drone-based enterprise solutions, together with the Delhi Police, helped control the spike of COVID-19 cases through the use of their proprietary drones & software. Aerodyne has provided over 5000 man-hours to the Delhi police that helped support the Government’s policy in encouraging social distancing, while reducing the risks to healthcare and Police personnel throughout the National Capital.

Aerodyne is a pioneer in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables large-scale data capture and analytics. Ranked third globally by Drone Industry Insights (2019) under the Drone Services category, Aerodyne’s team of over 450 industry experts operate on an unprecedented scale in the UAV services sector, having completed over 400,000 flight operations, inspected over 300,000 assets and surveyed an excess of 110,000 km of power infrastructure across 35 countries around the Globe.

During the pandemic, their drones monitored containment zones to ensure social distancing practices, thereby allowing the Police to carry out their duties from the safe distance of 1-2 Kilometers. It was observed that the drones greatly reduced the burden on front-liners & healthcare personnel, ensuring a real-time response to violations & efficient deployment of enforcers & medical supplies.

Arjun Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO, Aerodyne India, said, “These are unprecedented times and we want to do our part to keep the people safe. Drones and data technology have emerged as an exceptional low-cost tool for Police departments across the world to fight COVID-19. Drones offer a great vantage point and can cover a lot of ground in little time. They are also useful for patrolling hard-to-reach areas and broadcasting announcements without placing officers in danger. I feel immensely proud to see Aerodyne India’s pilots serve on the frontlines alongside the selfless Delhi Police officials, providing reliable, accurate & actionable intelligence.”

Fit for night or day surveillance, the drones successfully collect data in the form of images and videos. This data is then uploaded & analyzed on the Aerodyne COVID platform, which can be accessed by the Police to help better manage their resources throughout the territory, without risk of the highly contagious virus. The platform allows the police to plan the deployment of their forces with greater efficiency by identifying the key hotspots where violations take place. The pattern of violators is recorded & mapped to create a repository of evidence, allowing for transparency and accountability. The system can also be used to demarcate containment zones and direct resources towards the contaminated areas.

Rajendra Prasad Meena, DCP South – East said, “During the lockdown period, we hired drones from Aerodyne India. It helped the Police in fighting against the pandemic. Drones were used in the area of all police stations of South East District, which proved to be affective in surveillance and helped us in taking rapid action to cut the risk of the spread of coronavirus.”

Aerodyne combines smart drones, powerful AI-data driven analytics & VIA our cloud-based asset management software – “vertikaliti” – provides an end-to-end solution for businesses across industries, including Energy, Utilities, Renewables, Oil & Gas, infrastructure & Security.