Use drone tech for development & enhancing HR- Guv
Drone technology should be used for the development and benefit of remote mountainous areas of the state to bring about qualitative improvement in the lives of the local residents. The governor Baby Rani Maurya said this while presiding over the conclusion of the two-day India Drone Festival 2.0 at the IT Park here on Thursday.
Maurya said that drone technology can play an important role in the development of human resource of the state. In the context of Uttarakhand, good use of this technology can be made for works related to disaster management and medical health. The help of drone mounted cameras can be taken in situations wherein swift assistance is required in remote areas of the state. The governor recalled that the nation’s first drone application centre had also been established at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Referring to the projected growth of the drone industry, she said that this sector also provides good employment opportunities for the youth. She said that the main application of drone technology is being seen in photography, which is also generating employment. However, experts should consider that this technology should be used only for positive purposes and not be misused, stressed the governor.
The director general (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said that the use of drone technology is important from the view point of law and order, management of traffic and huge events like the Kumbh Mela in addition to being important from the strategic and security point of view.
The Information Technology secretary Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu informed that 160 persons from across the nation and representatives from various companies had participated in the second drone festival. He said that Uttarakhand is an emerging centre of drone technology and application as these aspects are progressing noticeably in the state. The State government is attempting to facilitate the use of drone technology for the development of the state’s human resource. Attempts are also being made to achieve better production, training and research in this sphere, he added.
The governor also presented awards to winners of competitions held in various categories during the two-day drone festival. The ITDA director Amit Sinha was also among those present on the occasion.
Friday, 21 February 2020 |PNS| Dehradun
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