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DroneAcharya plans job-based training under PMKVY

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Pune -Mumbai: Drone startup DroneAcharya plans to offer employment-based training for industry 4.0 under PMKVY. India’s first BSE-listed drone startup DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations on Monday announced plans to offer employment-based training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

With more than 250 DGCA-certified drone pilots trained under their purview within the last 10 months, DroneAcharya plans to offer a comprehensive drone training regime with their job-ready drone and GIS-based courses.

Apart from DGCA Drone Pilot Certification, it has also trained more than 400 candidates in Drone Building, Drone Data Processing with GIS, Disaster Management with Drones, Drones in Agriculture, Aerial Cinematography, Drone Racing, and Python Coding for GIS.

Currently, the startup offers these courses in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), TATA Strive, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar and Whistling Woods International, Mumbai.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech said lakhs of youth will be trained within the next three years in subjects such as drones, artificial intelligence, coding and other soft skills under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0.

“Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0 will be launched to skill lakhs of youth within the next three years.On-the-job training, industry partnership and alignment of courses with the needs of the industry will be emphasized,” Sitharaman said.

“The news not only acts as a catalyst for the whole drone training industry but also brings in a whole new dimension to skilled training aspects for Industry 4.0,” said Prateek Srivastava, Founder and MD of DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations.

“As we have already established drone training courses in the previous years, we plan to generate more trained talent for the drone and GIS industry while nurturing the vision of upskilling the youth as stated by the finance minister,” added Srivastava.

Recently, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the country would require one lakh drone pilots in the coming years.

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