Himachal cabinet nod to new drone policy


Shimla: The state cabinet today gave its consent to Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy, 2022. The Policy envisions creating a holistic Drone ecosystem built upon the foundation of Governance And Reforms Using Drones (GARUD).

It aims to harness digital sky opportunities through institutional linkages with the National Education Policy, 2020, H.P. Industrial Investment Policy, H.P. Start-up,Innovation Scheme, National Skill Qualification Framework for ensuring future readiness of students and empowering them to access the job opportunities embedded in the Drone Sector.

It also aims to propagate the use of drones and drone enabled technology for creation of employment opportunities. 

The Cabinet gave its approval for Himachal Pradesh Logistics Policy-2022 which envisages creating an efficient and sophisticated logistics ecosystem to support industrial growth by strengthening institutional support through inter-departmental coordination in planning implementation and monitoring of policies and measures affecting logistics industry. 

It also aims at strengthening the logistics infrastructures by promoting investment from the private sector to develop Inland Container Depot, Common Facility Centers, Integrated Cold Chain, Logistics Parks, Truck Terminals, Air Cargo Facilities, Quality Testing Labs, Integrated Cold Chain.

The cabinet decided to create 12 posts of Mining Inspectors, 24 posts of Assistant Mining Inspector and 24 posts of Mining Guards in the Industries Department for checking illegal mining in the hill state.

It gave its consent for creating and filling up of 16 posts of different categories for newly approved Government College at Nohradhar in Sirmaur district to facilitate the students of the area. 

It also gave its approval for creating five new patwar circles at Paliyon, Aambwara Sainwala, Kala amb, Devni and Naagal Suketi by reorganizing patwar circles Trilokpur, Moginand and Barmapapri in Nahan tehsil of Sirmaur district.