• Goverment of India
  • Invest India
Garuda Aerospace takes the fight to COVID

The COVID-19 virus is remarkable for its incredibly high contagion rate. This has resulted in infection rates climbing rapidly prior to the enforcement of social distancing measures and created a need for effective sanitization procedures that can effectively purge the virus without requiring direct human intervention.  Remotely operated drones can serve as a valuable solution in these times due to their nature as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles which can traverse large areas with higher speed, efficiency and avoid the dangers to health and sanitation workers who risk getting contaminated with the chemical used and may risk contracting the virus from the surfaces they come in contact with inadvertently .   Among AGNIi’s successes in technology implementation is Garuda Aerospace, a Chennai-based Drone as a service start-up, and the first to supply drones to the Tamil Nadu Government. Through our engagements with Central, State and local Government authorities, AGNIi and Invest India facilitated the deployment of their drones to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and Chandigarh, Punjab, where they are currently assisting with large-area sanitisation efforts. AGNIi is currently assisting Garuda with logistical support.   Our efforts were acknowledged on April 23 in the Government’s Press Information Bureau, and we look forward to sharing more stories of the impact we have made in the fight against COVID-19. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1617537