Ministry of Civil Aviation issues guidelines for PLI incentive scheme to support indigenous drone industry


The Press Information Bureau has issued a press release that the operational guidelines for the implementation of Production Linked Incentive (PLI) incentive scheme to support indigenous drone industry are finalised. The press release was issued on 3rd December, 22022. The operational guidelines were finalised after a stakeholder consultation.

The guidelines had been notified on 29 November 2022 for the information of all the stakeholders and the public. These guidelines inter-alia cover the following:

  1. Definitions
  2. Qualification and Eligibility
  3. Application and Online Portal
  4. Project Management Agency (PMA), Empowered Group ofSecretaries (EGoS), and Competent Authority

It may be recalled that the Government has approved the PLI Scheme for Drones and Drone Components in India. This PIL Scheme was notified on 30/09/2021 and had been effective from that date. The Scheme was intended to facilitate further growth of the Industry in India.

For the implementation of this scheme during 2022-23 to 2024-25, a corpus of Rs 120 crores has been allocated by the Government.

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