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Arunachal Pradesh launched drone-based healthcare service

Published on August 16, 2022
Current Context: Arunachal Pradesh launched the drone-based healthcare service 'Medicine from the Sky'.
Arunachal Pradesh launched drone-based healthcare service
  • The first flight of drone service 'Medicine from the Sky' was successfully launched from Seppa to Chayang Tajo in the East Kameng district.
  • As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to make India the world's drone hub, the government of Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) decided to conduct a pilot project using drones in healthcare, agriculture, and disaster management.
  • Based on the field assessment reports, a pilot project 'Medicine from the Sky' was launched during independence day from Seppa, East Kameng district. This project is executed by Bengaluru-based startup Redwing Labs and is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • This pilot project will give a clear picture of operational issues, financial feasibility, and regulatory issues based on which government shall make policy and take steps for phased adoption of this emerging technology.
  • The government aims to make India the International Drone Hub Leader by 2030. To accelerate drone adoption government has eased drone regulations and to increase drone literacy, programs such as Drone Shakti and Kisan Drones were launched.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Arunachal Pradesh - Pema Khandu
    • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh - B.D Mishra

Question: 

Q.1 Which state launched the drone-based healthcare service 'Medicine from the Sky'?
a. Uttarakhand
b. Arunachal Pradesh
c. Odisha
d. Uttar Pradesh
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