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Emphasizes on ‘Modernization without Westernization’

Stresses for a lifestyle which is in harmony with the elements of nature

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Modi emphasized on using modern technology while retaining the Indian ethos. In the construction field ‘Modernization without Westernization’ has to be our motto for the conservation of energy sources, said Chief Minister.

Enumerating the various examples of discerning use of energy he said, our ancestors had developed an energy-efficient lifestyle that was in tune with the laws of universe. Centuries back in Indiathere was a concept of environment-friendly buildings which are in alignment with the nature’s elements like air, water, light etc. In contrast, today we use lifts instead of using staircase and then spend for gym to maintain our body, he said.

Our ancestors gave the principal of trusteeship, he said, not out of the fear of the nature but to keep harmony with the nature. But the materialistic lifestyle of the West has dragged the humanity to the problems like scarcity of natural resources and global warming. The traditional ‘Bhunga’ house in Kutchis the best example of quake-resistant housing technology, he said.

The architecture of temples and churches is energy-efficient and in alignment with the natural forces. Even the structure of ‘pol’ and ‘haveli’ also have inbuilt mechanism for the conservation of energy, he said.

For the hot climate like ours, he said, the usage of glass-walls and the corporate-style buildings are just blind imitations of western countries which led to the wastage of energy through unnecessary air-conditioning and lighting.

Chief Minister also appealed to incorporate rain water harvesting mechanism and the solar energy systems in the building construction.

Denmar kenvoy Mr. Freddy Swane said the Demark government is impressed with Gujarat’s progressive approach towards energy-efficiency and is keen to partner the state in a continual growth.Denmark government is also keen for technology transfer under its energy efficiency movement. He said he has faith in Gujarat’s leadership that it will properly implement all the measures to stop the unwise use of energy.

Principal Secretary for Industries M.Sahu and Principal Secretary for Urban Development I.P.Gautam were also present on the occasion.

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PM interacts with leaders of pharma industry
April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.