May 22, 2019 BLOG
About a decade ago, delivery of goods by Drones or even the usage of drones was a rare sight in India. But today, this is changing, drones are used by people and Indians are getting increasingly aware about the applications of drones. India is using Drone based Technology in various sectors such as agriculture, Railways, Mining, Roadways, Property Taxation and the list is increasing at a fast pace.
Until November 2018, flying Drones was prohibited, However, this changed in December as the Indian Government allowed individuals to use drones and also allowed its commercial usage under Drone Regulations 1.0. Under this regulation, companies and individuals are being allowed to register themselves for operating drones in various areas except some due to security reasons. The new policy, Drone Regulation 2.0 which will be brought by Civil aviation ministry could allow the usage of Drone taxis and delivery of goods by Drone.
The reason why both Indian and foreign companies are interested in bringing Drone based solutions in India is due to the market potential India has. India has adopted previous business innovations well and have given great ROI in the past and the sheer population of India ensures great scalability of products and services.
Foreign companies worldwide such as Amazon and many other companies have started to implement Drone delivery technology in some markets such as Africa. Full implementation of this technology is possible in the near future if these test markets respond well. Indian companies such as Zomato are also looking forward to making use of Drone Delivery technology for delivery of food and other goods to their customers.
After years of experience and gaining expertise in Drone based solutions sector, here are a few challenges and advantages future technologies such as Delivery by Drone and Air-Taxi would be facing in the Indian market:
Challenges In India
Advantages in India
Although India may not be fully ready for delivery by Drones and Air-Taxis yet, but it has huge potential in future and can become a sector generating billions in the near future.
We, at Aerizone are currently providing solutions to various sectors in India such as agriculture, mining, roadways, railways and many more which require our contribution. The future holds huge potential for expansion in the usage Drone based solutions such as Delivery by drones and air taxis.
As a company we would love to serve our customers using these innovative technologies and are geared up for future innovations in the Drone based solutions sector.