Technology-based on drones, skill development, a central administrative hub, and a drone port are all part of the IIT Guwahati campus. Civil Aviation Minister of State and retired general VK Singh were on hand to officially inaugurate the programs. Immediate/medical supplies and disaster relief items will be delivered using AXOM drone ports.
- The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has launched four initiatives aimed at improving drone technology.
- Civil Aviation Minister of State and retired general VK Singh was on hand to officially inaugurate the programs.
- Immediate/medical supplies and disaster relief items will be delivered using AXOM drone ports.
- The Government of India introduced a Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) Scheme for manufacturers in August 2021.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT) Guwahati’s Drone Technology, Skill Development, Administrative Center, and Drone Port were inaugurated today by Minister of State Civil Aviation and retired general VK Singh.
Center for Excellence in Research on Drone/UAV Technology and Artificial Intelligence; Skill development center for drone operation and maintenance; Nodal center for overall administrative data management of northeast region; “AXOMDroneports” are four initiatives by IIT Guwahati that are aimed at improving drone technology. AXOM drone ports will support cargo drones delivering urgent/medical and emergency supplies and precious supplies to remote areas of the North East, according to a statement from the Institute of Technology Guwahati (IT Guwahati).
IIT Guwahati and FICCI collaborated to put on the event. In a statement released by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the institute stated that the initiatives launched today would address a wide range of issues related to the development and implementation of drone technology, including technological advancements, training, legal aspects administrative management, logistics, and adoption.
“I assure you that the Government will leave no stone unturned,” Dr. VK Singh said at the inauguration event. The Government of India introduced a Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) Scheme for manufacturers was introduced by the Government of India in August 2021, following the publication of the New Drone Rules. An essential and integral value multiplier in the global drone ecosystem is the goal we have set for ourselves.”
“IIT Guwahati has taken the lead and made significant contributions in self-reliance (Atmanirbhar Bharat) in several sectors and has been focusing on various technology-based development projects for the benefit of the region,” said Professor TG Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati. Drone-assisted technology can bring remote and rugged terrains in the entire northeast region within reach in an emergency. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) will share its expertise, impart skill development, establish a droneport, and provide all administrative support to realize the potential of India to become a global drone hub by 2030.”
Hon’ble MoS for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation, @Gen_VKSingh inaugurated the setting up of "AXOM Droneports", #India 's 1st #drone #Airport and @IITGuwahati Centre for #Excellence for #Drones and #ArtificialIntelligence. pic.twitter.com/D24FWiER2C— IIT Guwahati (@IITGuwahati) November 9, 2021