Covid-19 vaccine delivery by drones: India gives green signal for feasibility study | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, April 22, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:02 PM, April 22, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine delivery by drones: India gives green signal for feasibility study

India's Civil Aviation Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) tonight gave conditional exemption to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct a feasibility study on Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones.

ICMR, the apex body of medical research, has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur for the project.

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The Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement that the exemption will be valid for one year or until further orders.

ICMR had approached the government in February seeking permission to conduct a feasibility study to deliver Covid-19 vaccines using drones.

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