Drone to monitor illegal quarrying on Gaula riverbed in Uttarakhand

Drone to monitor illegal quarrying on Gaula riverbed in Uttarakhand

Drones will operate over sensitive forest zones as well as Gola river’s downstream areas. (HT Photo)In the first initiative of its kind, the Uttarakhand government has decided to use a drone to check illegal quarrying on the Gaula riverbed. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which will take flight from Haldwani, has been procured by the state’s forest department. Its primary purpose is to check areas like swamps and forested areas that […]

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New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Today

New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Today

Source: CNBC Clearer skies are ahead for American businesses betting on drones. New rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) go into effect Monday, clarifying what is acceptable commercial usage of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Commercial drones must weigh less than 55 pounds, fly up to a maximum of 400 feet in altitude, at a speed of no more than 100 miles per hour, […]

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