‘Medicine from the Sky’-- Telangana

Published on September 15, 2021
Current Context: The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiradtiya Scindia has launched the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project in Telangana.
‘Medicine from the Sky’-- Telangana
  • The ‘Medicine from the Sky’ is the first of its kind project which aims to transport vaccines and other essential products to remote areas with the help of drones.
  • The project is taken on a pilot basis in 16 green zones of state and will be enhanced at the national level later on.
  • The data will be analyzed for the duration of 3 months by the health ministry, IT ministry, state government, and the Centre
  • Due to this project, Telangana has become the 1st state in India to make use of drones for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) to deliver medicines and other products.
  • The project is launched by the state government in association with World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, and HealthNet Global.
  • Under the project, the first delivery was conducted by Delhi based drone delivery tech firm named Sky Air Mobility in partnership with Blue Dart Express.
  • Around 5 kg vaccines box from Vikarabad District hospital were delivered towards health community center located at the distance of 3 km.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Telangana: K. Chandrashekar Rao
    • Governor of Telangana: Tamilisai Soundararajan


Q.1 Which is the first state to make use of drones for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) to deliver the medicines and other products under the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project?
a. West Bengal
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Maharashtra
d. Telangana

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