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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi announces increase in financial assistance to victims of natural calamities

Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has announced increase in financial assistance as relief to disaster victims from State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) from budgeted amount or Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

The state government spokespersons, Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas and Minister of State for Finance Saurabh Patel, today gave details of eligibility for increased amount for different categories as follows:

 

  • In case of death due to natural calamity, the amount to be paid to the next of the kin has been increased by Rs.50,000 from Rs.1.50-lakh to Rs.2.00-lakh, to be disbursed from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
  • In case of completely destroyed ‘kuccha’ residential units, the amount to be paid by the state government has been increased by Rs.15,000.
  • In case or heavily damaged ‘pucca’ residential units, the amount to be paid by the state government has been increased by Rs.10,000.
  • In case of heavily damaged ‘kuccha’ residential units, the amount to be paid by the state government has been increased by Rs.7,500.
  • In case of partially damaged ‘kuccha’ residential units, the amount to be paid by the state government has been increased by Rs.6,000.
  • In case of damage to ‘jumpda’, the amount to be paid by the state government has been increased by Rs.3,000.
 

The spokespersons-ministers reiterated the state government’s resolve to fight back calamities and to be compassionate to the victims and their families during the hours of calamity.

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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.