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Navsari (Gujarat), Wednesday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Gujarat Government’s Mission Mangalam emerging as a very successful project for women’s economic empowerment and particularly in rural areas with banks extending loans to 2.25-lakh Sakhi Mandalis.

Addressing a huge women’s conference-cum-khadi and village handicraft exhibition in 130 stalls, ‘Shaktijyot Mela, at Navsari on the occasion of Gujarat Gaurav Diwas-2012, he exhorted the stakeholders to invent new ways to widen the scope of Mission Mangalam, to recover gold by recycling wastes.

He expressed satisfaction at the Mission’s success in inculcating the habit of saving among rural women, maintaining quality and honesty in business deals. Including women in the process of decision motivate them to perform even better. Women are in charge of administration in 300 Samras Gram Panchayats. A drive has been launched for women living along the seacoast to cultivate see-weed.

The Chief Minister stressed on the need to give top priority to women while extending ownership rights of property or any family-oriented programme. The government has exempted women from registration fee, losing revenue of Rs.450-crore. This has resulted in qualitative improvement among women. He also stressed on the need for girls education and women’s literacy.

Referring to recent shameful incidence of violating women’s honour in the country, he said that mothers could inculcate right values among boys and keep them away from social evils. The institution of anganwadis (crèches) sows the seed among the children from a tender age. It is everybody’s duty to protect the honour of the women even as Gujarat Government Quoting CAG report, he said, Gujarat has registered maximum 33 per cent improvement in the country in tackling malnutrition in cooperation with the public. Similarly, he said, the success of cent per cent girls going to school goes to their mothers, including poor women.

Revenue Minister Anandiben Patel said the success of Gujarat Government’s ‘Save Girl Child’ is also visible. Gujarat also tops in girls education in the country. She said there are 50,000 crèches in the state.

Forest and Environment Minister Ganpat Vasava said that women are managing 18,000 water associations and 2,100 primary milk societies and 3,000 sahbhagi van vyavastha. Navsari received development works worth Rs.1,200-crore during these event.

Others present during the function included Minister of State Nanubhai Vanani, MP Jayashriben Patel and Darshanaben Jardosh, Mahila Economic Development Corporation Chairperson Sitaben Naik, MLAs Mangubhai Patel, Piyush Desai, R.C. Patel, Sangitaben Patel, Ranjit Gilitwala, Ajay Choksi, District Panchayat President Surendra Patel, Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha, Navsari Guardian Secertary A.K. Rakesh, District Collector Jay Prakash Shivhare and a large number of people.

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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.