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    try of Civil Aviation grants drone use permission to 10 organizations

    Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 to 10 organizations.

    The detail of these permissions include:

    S. NoEntity NamePurpose
    1Government of KarnatakaDrone based aerial survey for creating urban property ownership records in Bengaluru 
    2National Health Mission, MumbaiFor conducting experimental BVLOS drone flights to deliver essential healthcare items in tribal areas of Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra  
    3Gangtok Smart City Development Drone based aerial survey for Smart City Project
    4Steel Authority of India, IISCO Steel Plant, Burnpur, West BengalFor conducting perimeter surveillance of the plant 
    5Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy, Hyderabad, TelanganaFor conducting remote pilot training using drones
    6Blue Ray Aviation, Gujarat For conducting remote pilot training using drones
    7Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, Chennai For conducting drone based aerial spraying to assess crop health & prevent crop disease 
    8Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai, Maharashtra For conducting drone based agricultural trials & precision spraying on paddy & hot pepper crop in the state of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh respectively 
        9Bayer Crop Science, Mumbai, Maharashtra For conducting drone based agricultural research activities & agricultural spraying  

    Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune For atmospheric research at these 5 locations:

    -IITM Bhopal-NDA, Pune-Karad Airport-Osmanabad Airport- Mohammed Airfield, Farrukhabad

    These exemptions are valid for a period of one year from the date of approval or until further orders, whichever is earlier and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the SOP issued by DGCA. 
    The link to the public notices can be accessed from the Ministry of Civil Aviation website.

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