Himachal Draws Up Drone, Logistics Policy

Shimla: The Himachal cabinet on Monday finalised the Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy, 2022 and the Himachal Pradesh Logistics Policy-2022.

Chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the cabinet the drone policy to create a holistic Drone ecosystem built upon the foundation of Governance And Reforms Using Drones (GARUD).

The policy aims to harness digital sky opportunities through institutional linkages with the National Education Policy, 2020, H.P. Industrial Investment Policy, H.P. Start-up/Innovation Scheme, National Skill Qualification Framework for ensuring future readiness of students and empowering them to access the job opportunities embedded in the Drone sector.

It also aims to propagate the use of drones and drone enabled technology for creation of employment opportunities and economic prosperity in the State.

The rules to framed under the policy propose to it mandatory to have a license for anybody who wants to own and operate a drone.

The cabinet also approved the Himachal Pradesh Logistics Policy-2022 which envisages creating an efficient and sophisticated logistics ecosystem to support State’s industrial growth by strengthening institutional support through inter-departmental coordination in planning implementation and monitoring of policies and measures affecting logistics industry.

It also aims at strengthening the logistics infrastructures of the State by promoting investment from the private sector to develop Inland Container Depot, Common Facility Centers, Integrated Cold Chain, Logistics Parks, Truck Terminals, Air Cargo Facilities, Quality Testing Labs, Integrated Cold Chain etc.

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