Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the proposed Bulk Drug Park in Una, Himachal Pradesh, which is expected to be a step towards attaining self-reliance on the bulk drug requirements in the country.
The initiative, which is part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, will witness the bulk drug manufacturing infrastructure to be built in the State at a cost of over Rs. 1,900 crore. The Park is expected to attract investment of around Rs. 10,000 crore and provide employment to more than 20,000 people. It is also expected to give a fillip to economic activities in the region.
PM said that Himachal Pradesh has played a crucial role in making India the number one medicine manufacturer in the world and its possibilities are only going to increase.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the government is providing free treatment expenses up to five lakh rupees for the poor and needy through Jan Aushadhhi Kendra under the aegis of Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Bulk Drug Park will give further strength to the government’s campaign to provide quality and affordable medical care to people”, he said.