*AUS bags contract to deploy 80 drones to map villages across 4 states under SVAMITVA scheme from the Survey of India*
SVAMITA scheme under Central Government is the stepping-stone towards achieving Gram Swaraj and help to make rural India Atmanirbhar by establishing clear ownership of property in 6.62 Lac villages across India
Bangalore, October 11th, 2021: AUS (Aarav Unmanned Systems), the leading end to end drone solution start-up has won a contract for 4 states under the SVAMITVA scheme of the Government of India. The company has bagged the mandate to deploy additional 80 drones across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan through competitive bidding process. SVAMITVA, a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj to establish clear ownership of property in rural inhabited (Abadi) areas, by mapping of land parcels using drone technology and providing ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners with the issuance of legal ownership cards (Property cards/Title deeds) to the property owners. AUS has earlier won the contract to deploy 15 drones for 3 different states last year.
The scheme covers multifarious aspects viz. facilitating monetisation of properties and enabling bank loan; reducing property-related disputes; comprehensive village level planning would be the stepping-stone towards achieving Gram Swaraj in true sense and making rural India Atmanirbhar.
On winning the prestigious project, Vipul Singh, Founder, and CEO, AUS said, “AUS is proud and excited to have bagged this prestigious project and help fulfill the dream of the government to provide a Record of Rights to village household owners by digitalising land records. The scheme will help in creating wealth and settling disputes at the village level and create accurate land records for the current as well as next. We have currently completed over 5000 villages in UP and Uttarakhand in the last 9 months of deployment. In next couple of months, we will have approximately 100 drones working across villages. The Survey of India is working closely with the government to fulfill the project and we are thankful to SOI to have chosen us. As a company we have been building accurate, intelligent and scalable end to end solutions for exactly such large scale and impactful project. Our mission is to impact 1 billion lives over the next 3 years through our solutions.”
Over last 3 years, AUS has covered more than 40 Lacs acres of area for different applications and solved some extremely critical problems for different government departments and private enterprises like Tata Steel, Hindalco etc.
AUS has been leading the drone technology evolution in India for commercial application since its inception at IIT Kanpur in the year 2013. AUS was the first start-up to build and deploy PPK GPS based Survey grade fully autonomous drones in India. AUS is also the first company to get a small category drone certified by DGCA.
Apart from pushing the technology benchmarks and boundaries for enterprise grade drones, AUS has intensively worked upon data collection, processing and analytics techniques to increase the meaningful impact and value addition of the data collected by the survey grade drones. AUS is backed by some of the well-known early stage deep tech investors like the Auxano Capital, KARSEMVEN fund, StartupXseed Ventures, 3one4 Capital, GrowX ventures, 500 Durians and Ashok Atluri (MD of Zen Technologies) etc.