Chandigarh, April 14
Drone Imaging and Information Service of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA) will establish a training institute for drone pilots to support capacity development.
This decision was taken during the second meeting of the DRIISHYA Board of Directors chaired by CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh today.
The CM was informed that Haryana was the first state to set up a separate corporation to foster governance applications piloted by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). “This is a unique start. With the help of drones, illegal encroachments can be controlled as the detection of area expansion will be made easier. Previously, manual surveys were done at regular intervals, but they were time consuming , were expensive and more labor intensive,” the CM said.
Directing the officers concerned to ensure the timely disposal of various types of survey and imaging work, the CM said that apart from the Revenue Department, drones should also be used in other departments as it would help in mapping, land records, disaster management, emergency services and development. planning in urban areas.
The officers informed the CM about the purchase of drones of different categories and sensors. He was told that due to an embargo on importing drones, there had been a delay in supply. —