Uttarakhand first indian state to use drones for medical purpose

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Redcliffe Labs, a unit of Redcliffe Lifetech in the U.S., has come up with its first commercial drone flight in the country’s healthcare sector. The company has recently opened its commercial drone corridor between Uttarkashi and Dehradun. The project was a part of Redcliffe and Skye Air tie-up and in the past three months they have done 40 successful trials in North India.

Redcliffe Lab, delivered 5 kilograms payload in temperature-controlled boxes from Gyansu, Uttarkashi to Vivek Vihar, Dehradun, which is 60 kilometres aerial distance. According to a report by 6Wresearch, the Indian UAV market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 18% during 2017–23 in terms of revenue. Another study conducted by BIS Research predicted that the market for commercial drones superseded the military market by 2021, cumulatively hitting approximately $900 million.

 

   Important Points for the exam:

  • Redcliffe Labs, a unit of Redcliffe Lifetech in the U.S., has come up with its first commercial drone flight in India’s healthcare sector.
  • Redcliffe Labs opened its first commercial Drone corridor in the remote hills of Uttarkashi to Dehradun.
  • The project was a part of Redcliffe and Skye Air tie-up.

   Facts to Know:

  • Uttarakhand capital: Dehradun
  • National Parks in Uttarakhand: Jim Corbett national Park, Valley of flowers National Park, Nanda Devi National Park
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