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Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that women of Sakhimandal will be managing economic activities worth Rs.1000-cr by approaching May 1.

Today while expressing his resolve to strengthen the situation of women in the State Shri Modi said that with state government, banking and financial organizations and corporate sector joining hand under the Mission Mangalam project will bring a revolutionary change in the situation of poor and women of the state.

Chief Minister was speaking through satellite communication system at BISAG institute, to women of Sakhimandal, various bank officials and the officials involved with Mission Mangalam project, during the concluding session of a microfinance workshop.

Chief Minister said that various banks and corporate has signed about 57 MOUs during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor’s Summit which will fetch around Rs.21,500-cr to the social sector under Mission Mangalam project.

He said that with the formation of Sakhimandal, the state government had initiated to free about 25-lakh poor rural women from the shackles of debt and now the government will cover them under Mission Mangalam project to free them from exploitation.

With Gujarat extending microfinance to the poor rural women, people will start looking at the word ‘rupee’ in a different way. A ‘rupee’ or ‘microfinance’ will not be seen as something which is given to poor as a help but as something that can change the face of society, he said. Mission Mangalam project will prove as a model for third world countries inspiring them to work for the cause of poor, he added.

Chief Minister appreciated the role of banks in Gujarat as they worked hand in hand with the state government during Garib Kalyan Melas, handing out economic benefits to the poor beneficiaries. Chief Minister also thanked banking sector for their work during the earthquake in Kutch, for they opened special accounts for the victims of earthquake.

In the beginning, rural development minister Shri Narottam Patel outlined the objectives of Mission Mangalam project, Sakhimandal and Garib Kalyan Mela.

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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.