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Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today, laid foundation for Rs.2870 Crores -two-projects at G.N.F.C Bharuch. He remarked that Gujarat has taken innovative strides, by taking up new developments projects in various sectors; Gujarat continues to make valuable contribution for country’s development. The ammonia-gas conversion project is likely to benefit Union Government, in terms of the subsidy by G.N.F.C to Indian Government, to the tune of Rs. 440 Crores.

Chief Minister said that Dahej truly stands in Global Comparison; it has carved out a unique- global-niche as Petroleum –Terminal- Port. Gujarat has gained and retained 9.6% growth rate in agriculture, glittering galaxies belongs to Gujarat, Gujarat has been spearheading the agriculture revolution, added CM.

To mark the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Gujarat Narmada valley Fertilisers Company has taken up two ambitious projects with an investment of Rs. 2870 Crores. Chief Minister performed ground breaking ceremony today. The upcoming ammonia –Plant-Feedstock-Gas Conversion project, worth Rs. 1215 Crores is likely to save the production cost of Urea; according to an estimate, it is going to save Rs 444 Crores annually. Another project, the TDI project, is only of its kind in South-East Asia and Africa, GNFC is being credited as the lone manufacturing unit producing Toluene Dye Associate. A sum of Rs. 1655 crores is to be spent on it, likely to start its functions by Dec-2011.

CM highlighted State’s strategy under which qualitative changes are brought upon by implementing value-addition measures in Chemical, Petro-Chemical, and Pharmaceuticals products. The outcome is very prominent; the Public Sector Units have created a positive influence in global markets. State has implemented various dynamic policy initiatives, added CM.

CM detailed the environmental and economic advantages of both the projects. The production cost of Urea is to be reduced significantly, ultimately benefiting the farmers. The TDI ensures environment conservation; it is also to extend its benefits to common man providing raw-materials.

Gujarat earns the maximum carbon-credit in the country; around 39% of nation’s total carbon-credit is earned by Gujarat. Rising above narrow mindset, Gujarat relentlessly works for betterment of humankind, said CM. Entrepreneurship and innovations are our forte, he added.

Minister of State for Energy, Shri Saurabh Patel claimed that the upcoming projects are going blaze a new trail in Chemical Industries. Gujarat is the Growth Engine, forging ahead with 11.5% GDP, making immense contribution in nation’s economy which grows at 8%.

He regretted that the Gas Policy of Union Government remains responsible for the rise in Electricity Charges.

Union Secretary, Shri Krishnan and Chief Secretary Shri A.K.Joti also addressed the ceremony.

Earlier, delivering welcome address, Administrative Head of G.N.F.C, Shri Guruprasad Mahapatra reflected upon the progressive journey of GNFC during the last 34 years.

As Part of corporate social responsibility, GNFC donated Rs. 50 Lakhs; L&T donated Rs.25 Lakhs and Narmada Chematur Donated Rs. 25 Lakhs in to Chief Minister’s Girl Child Education Fund.

Urban Development Minister Shri Nitin Patel, Parliamentary Secretary Shri Ishwarsinh Patel, Rajya Sabha M.P.Shri Bharatsinh Parmar, MLA Shri Dushyant Patel, District Collector Shri Rupavantsinh, eminent leaders, Industrialists, farmers were among others who attended the function.

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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.