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BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action: PM Modi
BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals: PM
Simultaneous development of all BRICS nations is the best bet for global growth: PM Modi
Terrorism is the most serious direct threat to our economic prosperity: PM Modi
The mother-ship of terrorism is a country in India’s neighbourhood: PM Modi
India is committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change: PM

Addressing the BRICS leaders, PM Narendra Modi today said that BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action. The Prime Minister said that the new global institutions that have been built complement the existing architecture. “The New Development Bank and Contingency Reserve Arrangement stand out”, added the PM.

PM Modi emphasized that BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports our common aspirations and goals. He said that simultaneous development of all BRICS nations is the best bet for global growth.

The Prime Minister spoke of the critical challenges that our world is confronted with. “If new drivers of growth have to take root, there must be unhindered flow of skilled talent, ideas, technology and capital across borders”, the PM remarked.

Speaking on terrorism, the Prime Minister said that it is the most serious direct threat to our economic prosperity. “Tragically, the mother-ship of terrorism is a country in India’s neighbourhood”, stated PM Modi. He called on BRICS country to work together for early adoption of CCIT, step up practical cooperation against terrorism.

PM Narendra Modi stated that the path laid down by the SDGs or Agenda 2030 is a valuable blueprint of hope and India's own development priorities are aligned with them. He added, “India has recently ratified the Paris Climate Agreement. We are committed to a harmonious balance between development and climate change.”

The PM also expressed concern over non-conventional security challenges, from threats on cyberspace and piracy on high seas to human trafficking.

 

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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.