Ministry of Civil Aviation issues guidelines for PLI incentive scheme to support indigenous drone industry

For the effective operation and smooth implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme,the Ministry of Civil Aviation has formulated and notified the operational guidelines.

The guidelines have been notified on 29th November 2022 for the information of all the stakeholders and the public.Theseguidelines inter-alia cover the following:

  • Definitions
  • Qualification and Eligibility
  • Application and Online Portal
  • Project Management Agency (PMA), Empowered Group ofSecretaries (EGoS), and Competent Authority

To make India a global hub for the research and development, testing, manufacturing, and operation of drones under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021 were released to create a growth-oriented regulatory framework for drones.

To facilitate further growth, the Government has approved ProductionLinked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Drones and Drone Components in India. The Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Drones and Drone Components (hereinafter referred to as ‘Scheme’) has been notified vide notification No. CG-DL-E-30092021-230076 dated 30/09/2021 in the Gazette of India. The Scheme has come into effect from the date of its Gazette Notification. For the implementation of this scheme during 2022-23 to 2024-25, a corpus of Rs 120 crores has been allocated.

The guidelines can be seen here:

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