What is Drone technology:

  • Drones are flying devices, which can be controlled using a remote or smartphone. Drones are also called ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle‘ (UAV).
  • As per records, the earliest version of drones was used in 1849. But from then, drones were mostly used for military purposes. Only a few years ago, the miniaturization of drones allowed multiple industries to start leveraging drone technology.
  • Now, drones are accessible to the general public. They are being used for many reasons such as personal interests, commercial purposes, military use etc.

Pros of drone technology:

  • Drones are being used in many industries. They go to places where it is difficult for humans to go. For example, they can be used to deliver medicines quickly in hilly regions.
  • Drones can be used to deliver food at the time of natural calamities. Not just delivering food, using drones, rescue teams can find people that are stuck and can save them. So, drones can save lives.
  • They can be used in agriculture too for seed dispersal, pollinating flowers, identifying crop diseases etc.
  • They can decrease the workload for humans by taking care of monotonous tasks such as delivering goods, sowing seeds etc.
  • Drones are very much beneficial in replacing humans for working in dangerous places such as mining.
  • Drones are being used for military purposes. They can prevent or reduce the loss of lives at the time of wars by replacing humans.
  • They can be used to provide internet access in remote areas.
  • Drones can replace many jobs, especially monotonous jobs. But the good thing is that drone technology is creating plenty of jobs.
  • Drones are cost-saving. For example, many people who bought drones for personal purposes use them for taking aerial shots. Earlier, before drones became accessible to the general public, taking aerial shots is very expensive.

Cons of drone technology:

  • Drones are prone to hacking.
  • They can collide with flights.
  • Drones can be misused to stalk, vandalize homes and for doing many other anti-social activities. There have been many incidents, where drones posed security threats.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can be used for many purposes. Drones have the potential to revolutionize many sectors. They are already being used in many industries including agriculture, construction, mining, filmmaking.

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  • Bhanu Kumar Yadav, Jun 22, 2022 @ 10:11 pm Reply

    Friends as we know Drones are very useful nowdays also use of drones are increasing day by days aerial photography is expensive so a person having it can charge accurate money and can start a business by this we can’t directly said it to be bad becz it is also in use of military purpose but cons be to increase security system of it so that misuse is under control .

  • Subasankari, Jun 6, 2022 @ 10:27 pm Reply

    Drone technology is very much useful, especially in disaster mitigation and relief: Drones can go places that humans can’t access, so they are an ideal solution for dangerous search and rescue efforts, as well as for delivering emergency supplies to remote locations and disaster areas.

  • Yashraj, Apr 29, 2022 @ 8:20 pm Reply

    where is the download as pdf option????

    • Team GD Ideas, Apr 30, 2022 @ 10:04 am Reply

      We will add the pdf option in a couple of days, Yashraj.

  • Stinger, Dec 21, 2021 @ 8:18 pm Reply

    In my opinion drones are very useful for commercial as well as military purposes. They can also be used to deliver essential items in remote area without much issues. But they have a dark side too, as we know drones were recently used to target armed forces personnel in J&K, so use of drones require a careful monitoring as well to prevent such incidents from happening again.

  • karan, Dec 20, 2021 @ 6:41 pm Reply

    If we see from military point of view , it can be used for reconessaince of enemy areas hence giving us a strategic advantage and saving a lot of lives. hope India makes U attack AV asap so our military capabilities reach to next level. The best advantage according to me is they can be used effectively during calamities.
    But they can be lethal, like recently in china hundreds of drones fell like stones from sky during a drone light show and many people we injured

  • Amit Pal, Dec 12, 2021 @ 5:45 am Reply

    I think that drone is the best thing for doing good work not bad. I am telling it good because if we should medicine but if I go to bring medicine in the market then I am late.while drone gives us that medicine on time .
    And in agriculture purpose drone is very useful thing because spread insectcide and herbicides in short time and you can see your field on sitting a place.but drone is bad because some people misuse it. They make to fly it that they can see other person without their permission.

  • Chandragupt Vinayak Parchandrao, Dec 7, 2021 @ 12:52 pm Reply

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