The first-ever Global Drone Expo was held in Chennai.
What’s it about? The Central government has been pushing for the advancement and usage of drones and wants India to become a drone hub by 2030. In light of this, the Indian Drone Association (IDA) and Garuda Aerospace organised the first Global Drone Expo 2022 in Chennai. More than 1,500 delegates joined the expo with participants from abroad and from 28 states and union territories.
- It was organised to attract investors and relevant stakeholders. The event had representatives from 14 international drone companies.
- Among them were participants from various sectors like banking, agriculture, and industry dealers and distributors.
Necessity and potential: The IDA will help achieve the goal of making India a drone hub by 2030. The government has liberalised drone policies to support Indian companies in manufacturing and getting drone licenses. One of the sectors mentioned was agriculture where more drone pilots are needed.