Hyderabad-based Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) becomes the world’s first company to transport animal vaccines through drones.
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, along with IIL and a drone service provider came together for the maiden drone flight from Roing to Phalgam in Arunachal Pradesh. Drone delivery of vaccines is expected to not only reach remote difficult terrains faster but also help in providing critical vaccines on time for protection of livestock from several diseases.
Dr K Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited, expressed hope for further technological intervention in making vaccines available to remote locations in the country. With this, IIL has amply demonstrated the delivery of ‘medicines from sky’, he added.