By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 30: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today met Indian Pharma Industry Association leaders at a meeting at NEDFi House, Guwahati to give impetus to the 'Make in Assam' initiative.
Gogoi informed the delegates about the measures taken by the State Government to boost industrial sector along with emphasis on creating strong business fundamentals in the state. The corporate honchos assured Gogoi of cooperation and spoke of the prevailing 'positive atmosphere' in the state on all fronts.
Gogoi also said: "Gone are the days when the industrialists were reluctant to come to Assam. Good governce enunciated by the present Government has changed the climate in the State".
Gogoi assured the delegates that the Government would give security, including all logistic support and asked them to invest in Assam. Emphasizing the conducive industrial climate prevailing in the State, Gogoi said the South East Asian countries are looking at Assam eagerly and any investment in the state would augur well in catering to a huge market in the region.
Gogoi reiterated that health care is the top most priority of his government and any investment in that direction would go down well in strengthening the State Government's motto of 'welfare to everybody'. He also said that his government would allot a suitable land for setting up of pharma hub in Guwahati. He also emphasized a regular industry-educatiol institution interaction and advocated for right type of curriculum, right type of education and right type of training for creating trained man power in the state.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Anth Kumar, while lauding the Chief Minister for his vision, said that if his action plan is implemented time would not be far away when Guwahati can turn out to be the first Pharma Hub of the region. He also said that he would take up the matter with the Prime Minister for the restoration of NEEIPP and continue it for a longer period. He also suggested to incorporate life style as one of the subjects in curriculum to help the students to imbibe good habits in them.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbanda Sonowal, MP Bijoya Chakraborty, besides delegates from the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India, Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association, India Pharmaceutical Association, CII and FINER were present at the meeting.