Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that efforts were made to make technology "anti-poor" and added that his government has started implementing new mantras of good governance in India over the last eight years.
Lauding the enthusiasm that is being seen in India regarding drone technology, the Prime Minister said that India has the potential of becoming a global drone hub.
Addressing a gathering at India's biggest drone festival in the national capital, he said, "Over the last 8 years, we have started implementing new mantras of good governance in India. Following the path of minimum government and maximum governance, we have made ease of living and ease of doing business a priority."
PM Modi on May 27 inaugurated Bharat Drone Mahotsav at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Here, he interacted with kisan drone pilots and witnessed open-air drone demonstrations in the drone exhibition centre.
Bharat Drone Mahotsav is a two-day event and is being held on May 27-28. Over 1,600 delegates comprising government officials, foreign diplomats, armed forces, central armed police forces, PSUs, private companies and drone startups etc will participate in the Mahotsav.
More than 70 exhibitors have displayed various use cases of drones at the exhibition. Mahotsav will also witness a virtual award of drone pilot certificates, product launches, panel discussions, flying demonstrations, display of a Made in India Drone Taxi prototype, among others.