Piyush Goyal suggested using drones to survey NTC (National Textile Corporation Ltd) mills to protect and monitor the land of the CPSU periodically to take swift action against the encroachments at the initial stages.
Piyush Goyal has suggested using drones to survey NTC (National Textile Corporation
Ltd) mills to protect and monitor the land of the CPSU periodically to take
swift action against the encroachments at the initial stages. Piyush Goyal has
taken charge of the Ministry of Textiles and started reviewing the functioning
and performance of the textile sector. During the review meetings of National
Textile Corporation Ltd, the largest CPSU under the Ministry of Textiles, the
minister suggested that NTC should adopt the latest methods and technology to
ensure the safety of its land against encroachments and suggested using drones
to survey NTC mills. Such surveillance would enable NTC to take swift action
against the encroachments, making it easier to remove them from the properties
owned by the government-owned company.
Drones can be operated
from a distance. Additionally, the feed can be directed to software for quick
analysis of the land. Surveying land from different heights and various camera
angles give a better perspective of the situation based on the layout of the
land. Drones have the capacity to fly at lower altitudes and capture
high-resolution images at an economical price.
Based on the
directions provided by Minister Piyush Goyal, NTC conducted a pilot drone
survey and extracted land mapping of five mills at various locations. The
previous maps and images available in NTC records were used to compare the new
maps to assess any encroachments or undesired changes.