‘Medicines from Sky’; Telangana launches India’s first drone project to deliver medicines to remote areas

 ‘Medicine from the sky’- an initiative of the Telangana government was launched on September 11 by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia. The initiative was taken to deliver medicines and vaccines to remote areas using drones. The project which was launched in Vikarabad will deliver drugs and vaccines using drones. 

With this initiative, Telangana becomes the first State in the nation to start Beyond Visual View (BVLoS) to deliver critical medicine to remote locations. BVLOS drone flights are those flights that go beyond 500-700 metre from a person’s eye’s vision or beyond the visual line of sight.

The project is a partnership of the Telangana federal government, Globe Economic Online Forum, HealthNet Global, and also NITI Aayog. The job of the project is to provide medications, inoculation, and also devices of blood to remote, backwoods using these drones. After the launch of the project, Yotiraditya Scindia explained drone modern technology as a transformation. e also said “It is a revolutionary day for Telengana and ‘Medicines from the Sky’ project can contribute to the country’s many prospects.” He further said that the project would be a model for the whole country.

At present, the project will be taken up on a pilot basis in 16 green zones in Telangana. However, later it will be conducted up to the rest of the country on the basis of data analysis. Moreover, there is no need for permission to fly the drones as the zones are marked green. Permission is only needed in another zone such as yellow.