Ministry of Civil
Aviation has granted permit to "No-Permission-No-Takeoff' (NPNT) compliant
drone operations at 34 additional green zones to facilitate, smoothen, and
promote drone operations in the country.
Drone usage up to 400 ft Above Ground Level (AGL allowed by approved
The approved sites allow drone usage up to 400
ft Above Ground Level (AGL). These zones are in addition to the twenty-six
green zone sites approved dated 02 Feb 2021 and six green zone sites approved
dated 03 Apr 2020.
As per DGCA, “NPNT or ‘No Permission – No
Take-off’ compliance enables every Remotely Piloted Aircraft (except Nano) to
obtain a valid permission through Digital Sky platform before operating in
India. This further allows non operationalization of drones prior to necessary
approvals. Flying in these approved ‘green-zones’ will require only intimation
of the time and location of the flights via the Digital Sky portal or the app.
Framework mandates users to register on an online portal
The framework mandates users to
register on an online portal which acts as the national unmanned traffic
management system for remotely piloted aircraft.
Drone flights in the green
zone sites shall be compliant with the applicable conditions of Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021. The concerned State Governments and Local
Administrations are requested to facilitate operations of NPNT-compliant drones
in the mentioned sites.