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DroneAcharya Seeks to Provide Employment-based Training for Industry 4.0 under PMKVY

Pune/Mumbai, February 06, 2023: DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations, India’s first BSE listed Drone Startup, today announced it plans to offer employment-based training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech for FY2023-24. 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. The company is currently associated with National Skill Development Corporation, TATA Strive, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar and Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, for offering these courses.
Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget Speech said that 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. Sitharaman said, “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. The scheme will new age courses for industry 4.0 like coding, AI, robotics, mechatronics, 3D printing, the internet of things, drones, and other soft skills.” PPMKVY is a scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation.
Reaction to Finance Minister’s announcement, Prateek Srivastava, Founder and Managing Director expressed his delight with the announcement of PMKVY 4.0 saying, “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. 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.”
Recently, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the country would require one lakh drone pilots in the coming years. Drone pilot training organizations such as India’s first BSE listed Drone Startup, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited are envisioned to be at the forefront of such requirements.

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