Government initiates groundbreaking program with National Test House to ensure safety and efficiency of drone components

Under the direction of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the government is setting up specialised testing facilities, the first of which will be in Ghaziabad, to guarantee the effectiveness, security, and dependability of essential drone parts in the face of the sector’s rapid expansion.

The government plans to set up testing facilities for drone components in response to the exponential development in the usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for a variety of commercial uses. With applications in transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, entertainment, and geospatial mapping, this programme seeks to guarantee the efficiency, safety, and dependability of the quickly growing drone sector.

According to two reliable sources, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs’ National Test House (NTH), an industrial testing laboratory, has been given the responsibility of establishing testing facilities for the vital drone sub-components. Among these sub-components are the flight controller, receiver, motors, propellers, landing gear, batteries, and camera.


One of these advanced testing centres is planned to open shortly in Ghaziabad, a prime region for technological development. The NTH is actively working on the project under the direction of renowned scientist D.V. Rajagopala Rao, who is in charge of the science and technology unit at NTH.

Rao disclosed that the testing facility’s equipment procurement process is currently in progress. The government’s dedication to promoting a safe and dependable drone environment will be evident when the extensive testing laboratory becomes fully operational in the next three to four months.

The announcement coincides with the growing integration of drones into a wide range of businesses, offering innovative approaches for anything from infrastructure inspection and delivery services to agricultural crop monitoring. However, as drone use has increased, worries about quality control and safety have intensified.

To put an end to these worries, the government plans to set up specialised testing centres where each drone component will undergo a thorough evaluation and certification process. The emphasis on smaller components like batteries, cameras, and flight controllers guarantees a close inspection of the essential components enhancing a drone’s performance and security.