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Gujarat’s New Textiles Policy on the anvil to apply the 5F’s formula of farm-fiber-fabric-fashion-foreign: Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Sunday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that Gujarat is on the verge of another White Revolution, this time in cotton, after the success of White Revolution in milk.

Addressing the 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & industries (SGCCI) in Surat, he said the Gujarat Government is finalizing a new progressive Textiles Policy in an attractive form to implement the 5F’s formula of farm-to-fiber-to-fabric-to-fashion-to-foreign markets.

He said that Gujarat is getting accolades even abroad because it decided to chart out a different path of development. A look at the NDA Government’s three years’ Report Card exposes the Centre’s all round failure in sharp contrast to Gujarat’s all round development.

Mr. Modi pointed out that Gujarat does not have iron ore or coal but leaders in steel production. Gujarat does not have diamond mines, but processes 80 per cent of the world’s rough diamond. Gujarat has earned a distinct place as ‘Made in Gujarat’ products with zero manufacturing defect and zero man-days lost.

However, he said, development alone was not enough. One must focus on education and strengthening the service sector too, particularly in the global context. Gujarat Government has started a number of skill development courses. Gujarat’s share in providing employment to youth in the country is 72 per cent, the rest of India share being 28 per cent.

Talking about Surat’s contribution to the state’s economy, he said, Surat has been traditionally focusing on foreign trade, accentuated during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS).

He said that nobody seems to have read the Central Government’s White Paper on Black Money, but there is no harm. One could safely ignore as it is as good as blank papers or contains nothing but While Lies.

Referring to spate of reactions on describing the present government at the Centre as ‘Nirbal Baba’, meaning a weakling, Mr.Modi said it is a reality.

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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.