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O.N.G.C-G.S.P.C Flagship Petrochemical Project at PCPIR-Dahej

O.N.G.C Chairman calls on the Chief Minister

 

Chairman O.N.G.C, Shri Radheshyam Sharma had a very fruitful dialogue with the Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi today. He called on the Chief Minister and discussed about bright possibilities of expanding the base of partnership in the strategic sectors like petroleum, energy and petrochemicals. Gujarat is making giant strides in the petroleum and energy sectors, also emerging as the Petro -capital of the country.

Chairman O.N.G.C praised the prodigious efforts and innovative initiatives of the Chief Minister to promote research and development in Petro-Energy. Appreciating the cooperation and positive attitude of the C.M, he expressed his keen desire to participate in the Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project, based on Russian –German Technology.

Chief Minister outlined the opportunities in Coal bed Methane (CBM) development and research in North Gujarat, and the tremendous possibilities in non conventional energy, particularly Wind and Solar Hybrid Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power Energy and Geo-Thermal Energy.

Considering the progressive policy initiatives of the State Government, he expressed his keenness to make partnership in the sectors.

He expressed his confidence that the upcoming PCPRI project, jointly implemented by GSPC and ONGC may convert Gujarat as the Flagship Petroleum Sector of the nation. He informed the Chief Minister about the various facets of strategic partnership.

Elaborating the 11th Five Year Plan and its development agenda, Shri Radheshyam Sharma said that against the outlay of Rs 4200 Crores in the 10th Plan, the outlay has been doubled in the 11th Plan, that is Rs 8200 Crores. He accepted the insightful suggestions made by the Chief Minister to honour corporate social responsibility in Petroleum and Energy sector. He also welcomed the recommendations in Skill - Management and Technical Education for Oil and Gas Industries, Science City Theme Pavilion.

Chief Minister asserted the need to create a special cell to address the issues of the farmers, which was accepted by the Chairman-O.N.G.C. Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority would jointly undertake a project with ONGC to tackle the issues of Oil and Gas Leakage, pollution and the crisis management. Shri Sharma assured that the Mangrove Progect at the Bay of Cambay would be implemented very soon.

General Manager ONGC, M.D. GSPC Shri J.Pandeyan, Principal Secretary to the C.M Shri K. Kailashnathan attended the meeting.

Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat, Date: 20/12/2008

 

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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.