AP should beat China, emerge as global drone hub: Lokesh

AP should beat China, emerge as global drone hub: Lokesh
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IT and Panchayat Raj minister Nara Lokesh said that efforts should be focused on developing Andhra Pradesh as a global drone hub for which  a Drone Excellence Centre should be established in the state. He held a meeting with the representatives of AP Innovation Society at Secretariat on Saturday. 

Amaravati: IT and Panchayat Raj minister Nara Lokesh said that efforts should be focused on developing Andhra Pradesh as a global drone hub for which a Drone Excellence Centre should be established in the state. He held a meeting with the representatives of AP Innovation Society at Secretariat on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion Lokesh said that presently China is the leader in manufacturing drones across the world and there is a scope to manufacture them in AP at a much cheaper price. He said the usage of drones is in high demand in every sector across the world.

“While utilising the services of drones we can contain the smuggling activities of Red Sanders. Similarly the works of Polavaram Dam, Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) and also while performing smart policing, drones will be more effective.

As there is heavy demand for drones if we train more youngsters in this technology we can provide more job opportunities to them. Omnipresent Company came forward to establish drone manufacturing, research and skill development centre in Visakhapatnam by joining hands with our government,” Lokesh said.

As there is rise in demand in Oil and Gas companies, mining, irrigation, agriculture and other sectors across the world our youth should utilise this opportunity by developing themselves as the best technocrats, he said.

Later Lokesh met the representatives of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at Secretariat and discussed over the performance of Technology Business Accelerator (TBA) established in Tirupati. The representative of FICCI said that about Rs 1000 crore of investments will come to AP in the next 10 years through TBA, Tirupati.

‘We are not only providing training to the young entrepreneurs, but also providing support in establishing their own companies and several of them have already started their own business establishments’, they said. On this occasion Lokesh directed them to prepare plans which should produce an entrepreneur from each family and no one should wait for job after completing his studies.

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