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Govt unveils policy for Air Sports, sees 10x Annual Revenue Growth

Published on June 08, 2022
Current Context: The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) unveils the country’s first national air sports policy in 2022 which will cover aerobatics, aeromodelling, model rocketry, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, ballooning, and drones.
Govt unveils policy for Air Sports, sees 10x Annual Revenue Growth
  • The main objective behind this program aimed is to create interest in aerial sports. Schools, colleges, and universities will be encouraged to have air sports included in the curriculum.
  • It also includes gliding and powered gliding, hang-gliding and powered hang-gliding, parachuting including skydiving, BASE jumping, and wingsuit flying.
  • Air Sports Federation of India (ASFI) and associations for each air sport are proposed a two-tier governance structure for air sports in the country.
  • The ASFI will be an autonomous body under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and will represent India at the Lausanne (Switzerland) headquartered.
  • Apart from that air sports activities will gain more from the growth of travel, tourism, infrastructure, and local employment, especially in the hilly regions.
  • It has been estimated that Rs 8,000–10,000 crores annual revenue and generate over 1,00,000 employment opportunities.

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following ministries has unveiled India’s first Air sports Policy 2022?
a. Ministry of sports and youth affairs
b. Ministry of Civil Aviation
c. Ministry of Health 
d. Ministry of Education
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