- The Andhra Pradesh Government is using drones to monitor the development activities of the capital city region, i.e. Amaravati, through dron-ebased outputs.
- As a pilot project, the Karnataka Government is using drones for property tax estimation and creation of base map of a city/town for detailed planning and sustainable governance.
- The Chandigarh Administration has deployed drones as part of pilot project to get an aerial view of all properties in Chandigarh.
- Indian Railways has used drones for monitoring the 25-km long Seawoods-Belapur-Uran15 corridor.
- The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has deployed drones in the Salem-Chennai green corridor expressway project to ensure accuracy with respect to the extent of land required for the project.
- As a pilot project, the Government of Maharashtra has deployed two drones to monitor weekend rush hour traffic and accidents on the 95-km stretch between the Lonavala Exit and Khalapur Toll Plaza and on the six-lane Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
- A general insurance company deployed drones in a particular district in Maharashtra for assessment of crop damage due to floods in 2016.
- The Maharashtra Government has used drones over fields in the Marathwada region for carrying out crop loss assessment due to deficit rainfall.
- The individual farmers of Andhra Pradesh’s capital region are deploying drones to spray crop pesticide/ fertiliser in limited crop areas.
- The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) deployed four drones to scan areas where search and rescue teams could not access in flood-hit Uttarakhand.
- The National Disaster Relief Force used drones in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, to trace 24 engineering students from Hyderabad who were swept away by the Beas river.
- During the Nepal earthquake, several agencies deployed drones for search and rescue operations and to map toppled monuments, ruined heritage sites and devastated homes.
- The Andhra Pradesh Government used a drone for monitoring of stockpile storage, 3D mapping and volumetric analysis of limestone over a period of time.
- The Karnataka Police Department has procured and deployed 12 drones equipped with 18.2 MP cameras and night vision capability which fly at an altitude of 1 km for about 30 minutes to detect illegal sand mining from 5 km away.
- In Jharkhand, drones are deployed for boundary and safety zone inspection of coal and iron mines, counting of vegetation in reclaimed areas, and profiling of quarry and dump for volume calculations