The State Government intends to use drone technology to monitor and carry payloads besides supervising various schemes under implementation, traffic management, rescue of stranded trekkers, monitoring forests and wildlife and surveillance of illegal mining, etc. This was stated by Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu late evening yesterday.
He said there was a dire need to seriously consider how the services of various government departments could be expedited by adding modern technology. This will also benefit the people at large as the technology will also play a pivotal role in health and other sectors. Drones can also be used to spread micronutrients in the agriculture sector and
This will not only save time but will also ensure the anticipated results. The Chief Minister said that the world at large has entered an era of advanced technology and it was the need of the hour that the government adopts, and practices modern technology for rapid growth and efficiency in all sectors. The state government is committed to provide better services to the people of the state by adding new technology in future, he said.
Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Sanjay Awasthi and Ashish Butail, MLA, Kewal Singh Pathania, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Sunil Sharma, Principal Advisor IT and Innovation to Chief Minister, Gokul Butail , Secretary IT, Dr. Abhishek Jain, Director Information and Public Relations Department, Kiran Bhadana, IPS Officer, Ilma Afroz ,OSD, Gopal Sharmaand other officers were present amongst others.