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Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called for creating corpus fund for combined research in chemical industry’s responsibility towards the society and environmental technology for healthy growth of the industry in India, like that for common effluent treatment plants.

Inaugurating India Chem Gujarat-2013 International Conference at Mahatma Mandir here, he said that Indian chemical industry is 1,000-year-old which speaks of its developed stage then, but its present share in global turnover is just three per cent. He wondered as to why India cannot produce specialized chemical ink for printing our currency notes?

Shri Modi inaugurates Indiachem Gujarat International Conference 2013

Mr. Modi said there is tremendous scope for producing next generation chemicals, increasing productivity and value addition in chemical industries. For instance, there are over 300 derivatives of castor oil alone.

He said that chemical and petrochemical industry faced an extra challenge from hazardous substances, posing environmental threats to the society. The onus is on the industry, which should observe the extra-sensitive safety norms and stringent laws. He said that global warming has its worst effect on chemical sector.

Gujarat’s Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said that Gujarat has made long strides under the farsighted leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, thanks to the state’s policy of inclusive growth, transparency, free from red-tape, registering double digit growth in industry, electricity, petrochemical, special economic zones and maritime trade, during the last decade. He said the current conference is focused on specialized chemicals, new research, create more job opportunities and save the environment.

In all, 30 distinguished speakers will address the three-day event being attended by 6,000 delegates from India and 12 other countries and 150 exhibitors.

Earlier, Mr. R.B. Kanoria of FICCI welcomed the guests and delegates and lauded the role of Gujarat’s CM in the global map. Others present on the occasion included Gujarat’s Chief Secretary Varsh Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary for Industry Maheshwar Sahu.

Shri Modi inaugurates Indiachem Gujarat International Conference 2013

Shri Modi inaugurates Indiachem Gujarat International Conference 2013

Shri Modi inaugurates Indiachem Gujarat International Conference 2013

Shri Modi inaugurates Indiachem Gujarat International Conference 2013

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Prime Minister reviews availability & supply of oxygen and medicines
May 12, 2021
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GoI is in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production of medicines & extend all help needed
Production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks
Supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave

PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review the availability & supply of oxygen & medicines.

PM was briefed that the Government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid as well Mucormycosis. The Minister updated PM that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production & extend all kind of help needed. PM was also informed about the current production & stock of APIs for each such drug. It was discussed that states are being provided medicines in good quantities. PM was also apprised that the production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. PM said that India has a very vibrant Pharma sector and Government’s continued close coordination with them will ensure proper availability of all medicines.

PM also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. It was discussed that the supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave. PM was briefed about the operations of oxygen rail and sorties by IAF planes. PM was also informed about the status of procurement of Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders as well as the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.

PM also remarked that states should be asked to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical & training issues with the help of the manufacturers.