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Agriculture granted conditional exemption for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) usage 

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  • February 22, 2021
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Agriculture granted conditional exemption for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) usage 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Agriculture; Sci & Tech

In news

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted conditional exemption for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) usage to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW).

Key takeaways 

  • RPAS can now be used for remote sensing data collection in agricultural areas under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  • The exemption shall be valid from the one year from the date of issue of the permission

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