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J&K Administration Approves Restructuring of Power Development Department

As per the order, the Development Commissioner, Power, of the Power Development Department, along with its complete staff has been shifted

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The state administration has now set up three new power distribution units -- the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (KPDCL), the Ladakh Power Corporation Ltd (LPCL). Pixabay

With the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act to take effect from October 31, the state administration on Wednesday restructured the Power Development Department and shifted all the staff accordingly.

The state administration has now set up three new power distribution units — the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (KPDCL), the Ladakh Power Corporation Ltd (LPCL) and the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (JPDCL). It has also set up the Jammu and Kashmir Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (JKPTCL) and the Jammu and Kashmir Power Corporation Ltd (JKPCL).

As per the order, the Development Commissioner, Power, of the Power Development Department, along with its complete staff has been shifted to the MD, JKPTCL and Executive Director (Transmission), J&K.

While the Chief Engineer, System and Operating Wing, Jammu, along with its staff, has been shifted to Chief Engineer (Transmission), Jammu, JKPTCL, the Chief Engineer, System and Operating Wing, Kashmir along with its staff has been shifted to Chief Engineer (Transmission), Kashmir, JKPTCL.

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It has also set up the Jammu and Kashmir Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (JKPTCL) and the Jammu and Kashmir Power Corporation Ltd (JKPCL). Pixabay

All existing system and operations of circles of Jammu province have been shifted to operation and maintenance circles of the JKPTCL under the Chief Engineer, Transmission, Jammu on as-is-where-is basis as per the organisational structure of the JKPTCL.

Similarly, all existing system and operating divisions and sub-divisions of Jammu province have been shifted to divisions and sub-divisions on as-is-where-is basis as per the organisational structure of JKPTCL of Jammu province.

“All existing system and operating circles of Kashmir province have been shifted to operation and maintenance circles of the JKPTCL under Chief Engineer, Transmission, Kashmir on as-is-where-is basis as per organisational structure,” the order stated.

As per the order and restructuring, the state administration ensured that whoever is currently serving in Jammu and Kashmir is migrated to Jammu or Kashmir and similarly those serving in Ladakh region is migrated to Ladakh.

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The order also stated that the Secretary, Technical, JKPDD along with the staff of SE (PMU) and Director (TTIC) who has been re-designated as Chief Electrical Inspector, J&K along with Inspection Division, Jammu and Inspection Division, Kashmir as the J&K State Power Trading Corporation Ltd will be retained with the J&K Power Development Department. (IANS)

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Amazon Web Services To Promote Drone Innovation in India

India currently has nearly 100 drone startups and the autonomous drone aviation industry has great potential ahead

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Amazon Web Services Open Data sets with granularity will let drone developers innovate further and deeper. With industry-leading compute, storage, database, IoT, AI and L, drone developers and operators can now test new ideas quickly, and accelerate innovation. IANS

The Drone Federation of India (DFI) on Monday announced to make Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred Cloud service to boost the development and innovate around the drone ecosystem in the country.

The non-profit industry body will work with retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm to help provide a scalable, agile and secure Cloud infrastructure for drone manufacturers, application developers and operators to develop drone applications and accelerate time-to-market in India.

“AWS was a natural choice for us which will help drone manufacturers and developers as its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities, open data sets and technical prowess are simply unmatched,” Rahat Kulshreshtha, President, DFI, told IANS.

The industry body signed an MoU with AWS at the ‘Drone Festival of India 2020’ here.

The collaboration will identify use cases for drones in India across various application areas such as land survey, precision agriculture, disaster management, and search and rescue missions, and build custom cloud-based solutions.

According to Rahul Sharma, President, India and South Asia Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd (AISPL), verticals like agriculture, healthcare, smart cities etc will see massive drone deployment in months to come.

“AWS Open Data sets with granularity will let drone developers innovate further and deeper. With industry-leading compute, storage, database, IoT, AI and L, drone developers and operators can now test new ideas quickly, and accelerate innovation,” Sharma told IANS.

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The Drone Federation of India (DFI) on Monday announced to make Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred Cloud service to boost the development and innovate around the drone ecosystem in the country. VOA

India currently has nearly 100 drone startups and the autonomous drone aviation industry has great potential ahead, stressed Kulshreshtha.

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Significant innovation in the drone industry is also happening around vision-based navigation systems, which equip drones with ML and vision-based features like indoor and spatial navigation, to further improve safety in advanced collision avoidance. (IANS)