According to Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, while Pakistani drones carry ammunition to spread terrorism and threaten human lives, Indian drones take on the role of a Govt warrior and carry life-saving vaccines and drugs.
He added that this was the fundamental difference between the two countries.
The ministry said in a statement that Mr Singh was speaking at the launch of the first-ever drone-operated air delivery facility to transport COVID-19 vaccines and emergency medicines to inaccessible and difficult areas in a short period of time. Science and Technology.
Referring to the first consignment of 50 Kovit-19 vaccines dropped by drone near the International Boundary (IB) in the Marh region, Mr Singh added that the locally made “Octacopter” drone was based in Bangalore. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology is truly an ambassador for peace, while Pakistan is using the drone to disrupt the peace, the statement said.
The Indian drone flew to the international border, saving lives from covid disease and ensuring the health and well-being of all, the news release said.
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the vaccination movement in India has become a mass campaign and every citizen is trying to make a worthy contribution to it, Mr Singh added.
“We in the Ministry of Science and Technology have decided to join Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Har Kar Dastak’ campaign, which will create a drone that can reach homes in remote and difficult areas where there is no transportation. Said.
Mr Singh said the delivery of vials of the Govt-19 vaccine by octocopter would go a long way in fulfilling the Prime Minister’s ‘Har Kar Dastak’ campaign for the special house-to-house Govt-19 vaccination movement.
India has so far provided 120 crore doses of Govit-19 vaccines, but 65 per cent of the people living in rural and remote inaccessible hilly areas need to adopt unusual methods of vaccination.
The minister said the octopus could carry a payload weighing 10 kg up to a distance of 20 km and fly at an altitude of 500 meters AGL with a maximum speed of 36 km per hour.
Mentioning the latest monthly radio show ‘Mann Ki BaatWhen Prime Minister Modi said that “the use of drones in India is one of the things that captures the imagination of the people”, Mr Singh said that more direct demonstrations would be held by the CSIR in remote inaccessible hilly areas like Kishtwar and Rajouri. , Poonch and Badarwa.
For example, by road, it takes about 3 hours to travel 74 km to reach the remote PHC Sunath Tawa from Baderwa Health Center, but it can be delivered in 15 minutes by drone, which is a boon for the rural people. .
The Minister noted that CSIR-NAL has formed collaborations with start-ups M / s IoTech World, Gurgaon, Bliss Aerospace, Bangalore and M / s Scientec, Indore to take drone technology to the end user.
Mr Singh said CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) have brought in Octacopter drones to deliver medical supplies, which will enable better resource management of limited deliveries and facilitate timely delivery to the current supply chain system.
The prudent inventory management of stocks will help ease the current burden and overcome the crisis of shortage of vaccines and drug supply to remote locations, he added.
The Octagopter is one of the best UAVs in its class, avoiding 360-degree collisions with DGCA-NPNT, Geo Fencing and Digital Sky, the minister said.
He added that the BVLOS (beyond sight) could be used by Octacopter for a variety of applications, including last-minute delivery of medicines, vaccines, food, mail packets, and human organs.
CSIR-NAL has been granted conditional approval by the Federal Ministry of Civil Aviation to conduct BVLOS flight tests on September 13.