BY | November 13, 2009

pharmaShimla: Dr. Rajeev Bindal, Health Minister said that there were more than 700 pharmaceutical industries in Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand and the credit for this goes to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee who provided industrial packages to these States on the request of Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister in 2002. He was speaking on the inaugural of day long workshop organized by Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs at Dehradun today.
The Health Minister said that the industrial package helped both the State in bringing industrial revolution and today 30 percent demand of phrama produce of the country was being catered by these two States only. There would have been more pharma industries, had the present Central Government extended the industrial package upto year 2013, he added.
Dr. Bindal and Dr. Ramesh Pokhryal, Chief Minister of Uttrakhand urged the Central Government to provide special package to Himachal and Uttrakhand as these States were contributing significantly in safeguarding the borders besides bringing green revolution in the country.
He said that the Dhumal Government in Himachal Pradesh was committed to provide infrastructural facilities and investment friendly environment to the entrepreneurs. He invited the entrepreneurs to set up industries based on medicinal herbs as there was vast scope of it.

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