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Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first animal hostel in Akodara village of Sabarkantha district today. He said it is the revolutionary move in the cattle-rearing history of the nation.

The animal hostel will house all the 964 animals of the village and will be managed by public-partnership on a cooperative bases by around 215 cattle keeping families of the village. The hostel comprises 36 cattle-shades for animals. Villagers have sown pasturage in 50-hacter of land to provide nutritious fodder to animals. Women of Sakhimandala will prepare vermin-compost fertilizer out of animal dung while gobar-gas has been set up to meet the need of power. A modern dispensary has also been made for the treatment of the animals.
Chief Minister took visit to all the departments of the hostel and sought information of scientific methods of cattle-rearing.

While appreciating the residents of Akodra village Chief Minister said that their initiative has showed a new path to the country for cattle-rearing. It is only because of the trust government has on villagers that it has take up the task of starting animal hostel in villages on public-partnership, he said.

Chief Minister also called upon people to start such animal hostels in every village of the state.

The animal hostel will help increasing milk production besides giving employment to rural women. It will also lessen the stress of housewives in the village as they will not need to remain engaged with their cattle for the whole day.

 

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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.