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Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today at IIMA conclave said that Gujarat is heading towards being a global capital for solar energy.

IIMA conclave was organized today jointly by IIMA alumni association and government of Gujarat, as a part of celebration of IIMA’s golden jubilee and promotion of forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit. Chief Minister participated in a question-answer session besides delivering keynote address on the occasion.

Shri Modi said that Gujarat government, by exploiting all possible natural means of energy is trying show a way-out in the time of energy crises. He said that world’s largest solar energy park is being setup on the land of Gujarat and many countries are now eager to partner the state in the field of solar energy. Gujarat is also open for a global participation in the field of solar energy equipment manufacturing and is already done with the solar energy policy, he said.

Chief Minister called upon young intellects to chip in their skills for the development of the state in the newer directions. He said that Gujarat has formed an Innovation Commission. A world-class incubation centre is also going to be established in the state and government will assist the young minds having innovating ideas, with a venture fund.

Shri Modi appreciated IIMA alumni’s eagerness for contributing in Gujarat’s development and said that IIM has given a huge contribution in the progress of the state.

Chief Minister said that the state government is putting emphasize on P2G2 (Proactive Pro-people Good Governance) and development friendly atmosphere in the state. Government wants to provide a ‘pragati ni sidi’ (ladder of progress) to industries instead ‘subsidy’, he said.

IIM alumni Shri S.B.Dangayach and Pro. Atanu Ghosh described Shri Modi as an extraordinary leader and manager and said that Gujarat has scored a high position in the world due to his farsighted leadership.

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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.