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"Gujarat Tourism department has planned well for tourists to realize their dream of enjoying the beauty of white-sand desert of Kutch in moon- lights at nights between December 14, 2013 and February 15, 2014."
"First ever online photographic competition showcasing ‘Desert of Kutch and Cultural heritage’ has also been organized to attract more tourists"
"Adventure Tourism added as a new attraction"
"World renowned ‘Kutch Rannotsav-2013’ has evoked a good response: In 6-years, the tourists turn out has shown a 110 % increase."
"A Tent City has been built with setting up of 350 air-conditioned tents."
"With an aim to attract a large number of tourists, several attractive tourist packages have been introduced"
"Gujarat Tourism Minister briefs about special attractions of Rannotsav-2013"

Ahmedabad : December 16: 2013: In a bid to attract large number of tourists with many new attractions, the Gujarat Tourism Department has organized a two-months long world renowned ‘Kutch Rannotsav-2013’ in the desert of Kutch between December 14, 2013 and February 15, 2014, Gujarat Tourism Minister Mr Saurabh Patel, who is also spokes person of the state government, said here today.

Under the able guidance of Gujarat Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi, who has dreamt and determined to put the state on world tourism map with its unique Rannotsav, the Gujarat Tourism Department has organized camel safari in white-sands deserts of kutch in moon-lights near Ghordo and in tandem with the traditional culture of the Kutch in two-months long rannotsav, Mr Patel said.

The minister said, “This year, the Rannotsav has evoked a warm response from Indian as well as foreign tourists. This year, in the first package the Tent City has already made 45 % bookings of its tents, so far. This rannotsav has been organized with public-private partnership model by the Gujarat Tourism Department.”

The drive launched by Gujarat Tourism’s brand ambassador and mega super star of Indian movie and television industry, Mr Amitabh Bachchan has given a good thrust in increasing the tourists turn-out at the event. In year 2007-07, the event had attracted 771,000 tourists which had risen to 1619,000 tourists in year 2012-13, the minister added.

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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
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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.