by Staff Correspondent
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation have granted conditional exemption to Survey of India from Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021.
The drone deployment permission has been granted for large scale mapping of inhabited areas of villages under the Central Government scheme – Survey of villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA). This exemption is valid for a period of one year from the date of approval or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
The exemption shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the SOP issued by DGCA. The SVAMITVA scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India. The demarcation of Abadi areas would be done using Drone Surveying technology, with the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department and State Revenue Department.
This permission grant will allow Large Scale Mapping by Survey of India using drones. The aerial surveillance would generate high resolution and accurate maps to confer ownership property rights. Based on these maps or data, property cards would be issued to the rural household owners.