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Bharat Drone Mahotsav: Modi wants drones to be as common as mobile phones

Asks all ministries to increase use of drones in their work

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flies a drone at the inauguration of the Bharat Drone Mahotsav in New Delhi. Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia and MoS for Civil Aviation General V K Singh also attended the event. Photo: PTI

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all ministries to increase the use of drones in their work, saying he wants drones to become ubiquitous like mobile phones.

The prime minister said he had asked all ministries to send their officers here to see how best drones could improve the quality of lives and improve ease of doing business.

“At a time when we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is my dream that everyone in India should have a smartphone in his or her hand, every farm should have a drone, and every house should have prosperity,” Modi said, adding

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 12:22 AM IST

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