CM Vijay Rupani inaugurated the Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical Research and Development Center of Ami Life Sciences at Padra in Vadodara district
Said Gujarat has become the country's manufacturing, automobile and pharmaceutical hub - capital
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical Research and Development Center of Ami Life Sciences at Kharkhadi in Padra Taluka of Vadodara District. While Vadodara is the hub of the pharmaceutical industry, this state-of-the-art facility will further accelerate the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. He said that Gujarat has become the manufacturing, automobile, pharmaceutical, diamond and textile hub-capital of the country.
He added that Gujarat is a policy driven state and policy based sustainable development is planned in every field of development so that it has become a land of opportunities. Eco-friendly development is the hallmark of Gujarat.
He added that the Indian pharmaceutical market is the third largest in the world in terms of volume and 13th in terms of cost value. Our pharmaceutical industry has earned a global reputation for providing affordable and quality medicines.
While Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi has adopted a policy of promoting 'Make in India' to make India self-reliant in every field, Ami Life Sciences has produced more than 40 active pharmaceutical ingredients to make this a reality. Vijay Rupani added that India's generic drugs have been instrumental in reducing healthcare expenditure in many countries of the world, including the USA.
Gujarat is at the forefront of providing employment to the entire country and is also providing employment to a large number of non-Gujaratis. The country's pharma industry market is estimated at 39 Billion US Dollar and more than 50% of its products are exported to the world. Gujarat accounts for 33% of the country's pharma sector. The commitment to make Gujarat a pharmaceutical hub has come true, he said proudly.
Rupani said that a Medical Devices Park near Rajkot and a Bulk Drug Production Park at Ankleshwar are being set up to achieve the goal of a self-reliant India and Gujarat in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industry. Through GIDC, they has created infrastructural facilities for industries, as a result of which Gujarat today has become a destination for foreign investment.
He said that during the 45 years rule of Congress, there were only nine universities in Gujarat. While many new sectoral universities have been established under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi like petroleum, Marine, Forensic Science, Raksha Shakti and has managed the skilled human resources required for developing industries. The research scheme has encouraged students to build a career in research.
At a time when the world is grappling with the epidemic of corona, medicines for cancer, diabetes, chronic and incurable diseases, including corona, have reached the country and the world through R&D in our pharmaceutical sector, said the Chief Minister.
We can also take pride in the fact that Zydus Cadila of Gujarat has developed a vaccine against corona. Various pharma companies in Gujarat are also developing resources for research and development activities. One more name Ami Life Sciences has been added in the list. The Chief Minister expressed confidence that the research to be carried out at the R&D Center of Ami Life Science on molecules used in the manufacture of new drugs and would be useful in life-saving for mankind.
Informing that this is a state of the art research unit, Girish Chovatia, Head of the company, said that the promotion of friendly industry policy for the industries of the Government of India and the State Government has led the pharma industry to unprecedented growth. Is contributing to a self-reliant India, he said the company plans to set up a facility four times bigger in Savli and provide employment to more than two thousand people.
It is worth mentioning here that the founder of Ami Life Sciences, Girish Chovatia has achieved this feat with hard work. Starting in 1999 starting his own independent trading company on a small scale, he buy another company in just five years in 2002 is a testament to his zeal. He has also provided employment to about 1000 people in the global pharmaceutical sector with a turnover of Rs 500 crore through Ami Life Sciences. Ami Life Sciences is an API for medicines used to treat heart disease, diabetes and hypertension and has more than 600 customers, including top international companies, doing business in 60 countries around the world.
Ami Life Sciences, contributes to various social incentive campaigns of the state government, including research development in the field of pharmaceutical industry and production of much needed APIs. Continues this tradition CMD Girish Chovatia donated a charity of Rs. 11 lakh to the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for the Kanya Kelvani campaign of the State Government.