Last year, a Mumbai-based drone startup conducted an inspection of power lines in Gujarat for a large power company, part of a leading conglomerate in India. And that’s one of the services that the company provides for some of its big clients.
A two and a half year ban on drones in India may have secured the country’s civilian airspace from soaring unidentified objects, but it has thrown up another challenge. An unregulated drone enterprise services market, which Indian authorities would most probably stamp as illegal, has taken roots.
“Every second enterprise is keen to use drones for surveys, asset monitoring and collecting relevant data,” says the founder of the company mentioned above.