"We need regulations for usage of drones in terms of altitude, endurance and categorisation," joint secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Anil Aggarwal said.
He added that the proposed drone policy is going to be comprehensive.
"We must have the capabilities of designing and manufacturing (UAS) in India so that the IP stays with us," he said.
He also called for incentivising budding entrepreneurs to encourage them to provide UAS services and suggested that they could be given tax exemption.
"The primary beneficiaries of UAS would be agriculture, fishery, forest and irrigation sectors. UAS services by start-ups must be encouraged through incentives, benefits and tax breaks...for the benefit of these sectors," he said.