Jammu & Kashmir

Drones to deliver COVID vaccines, other medicines in Jammu

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Srinagar: The Government of India will launch a pilot project on the use of indigenously manufactured drones for delivering medicines in the undulating landscape of Jammu and surrounding areas from Saturday with a focus on vaccines delivery initially.

“This is going to be a pilot project for the area. The drone is developed and manufactured entirely by our scientists,” Minister for Science and Technology of India, Dr Jitendra Singh told media persons.

Singh said he himself will be launching the project at Jammu, news agency IANS reported.

The report said the drone is developed by the scientists at Bengaluru’s National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an autonomous society that is headed by the Prime Minister of India.

For now, the delivery would be limited to COVID vaccines and once successful, it would be expanded to be used for regular delivery of medicines in remote, hilly areas.


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