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PM Modi dedicates Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited and Numaligarh Refineries Limited to the nation.
The projects inaugurated today offer immense employment opportunities to the people of Assam: PM
Rapid industrial development of the country is necessary to create employment for India's youth: PM
It is important to think ahead of time when it comes to planning schemes and initiatives along with chalking out the roadmap: PM
Development of eastern parts of India is a priority for our Government because that is the way to all-round development: PM
Employment opportunities have to be created in smaller town as well along with big cities: PM
Central Government Initiatives including MUDRA and Start-up India, were aimed at creating fresh opportunities for the youth: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, a petrochemical complex, at Lepetkata, near Dibrugarh. He also dedicated to the nation, the wax plant of Numaligarh Refineries Limited.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the two projects being dedicated to the nation today, are important for two reasons – (a) for the value addition they would achieve for natural raw materials; (b) for the employment opportunities they would create for the youth of Assam. He said that with the dedication of these projects to the nation, there was joy (Anand) across the country and all-round joy (Sarbanand) in Assam.

Highlighting the importance of completing projects in time, the Prime Minister said this would ensure employment generation, and avoid massive cost overruns. He said rapid industrial development of the country is necessary to create employment for India's youth. In this context, the Prime Minister mentioned his PRAGATI initiative, which he said is giving impetus to stalled projects worth lakhs of crore rupees.

The Prime Minister reiterated that eastern India must develop, for the all-round development of India. In this context, he said the Union Government is paying special attention to the North-Eastern region by boosting infrastructure and connectivity.

The Prime Minister said that the initiatives of the Union Government, including MUDRA and Start-up India, were aimed at creating fresh opportunities for the youth. He said employment opportunities have to be created not just in big cities but in smaller towns too. He said the Union Government is working on the principle of cooperative federalism, and both the Centre and States have to work together for development.

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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.