IT & Industries Minister KT Rama Rao today appealed to Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) to cooperate with the State government to expand hospitals in the industrial areas and revive lakes in the Pharma industry for reducing the pollution levels.
Speaking at a meeting held at Pollution Control Board office with Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) and officials, KTR said the State government will retain Hyderabad’s name as “pharma hub” of the country using high-end technology and through Pharma city to boost production and reduce pollution. “Top priority will be accorded to maintain standards to minimize pollution levels in pharma industry”, the minister said, adding that the government will extend cooperation for pharma industry development and reduce pollution.
The high polluting industries will be shifted beyond Outer Ring Road (ORR) and provide all facilities for increasing the pharma production, he said. The delegates said they would cooperate for health facility and lakes revival and urged the government to resolve their issues. “It is essential for the BDMA to cooperate with the government for pharma industrial growth with a focus on reducing pollution by using high end technology equipment”, he said.
KTR said industries will be developed cluster wise and the government was ready to address the problems of the pharma industry. He warned the industries and pharma companies of taking stringent measures if they failed to comply with the stipulated norms to control and reduce pollution. To this, the BDMA delegates said they were adopting latest technologies and agreed to the suggestion of the minister and sought immediate solution to their problems and challenges.
Government Advisor Rajiv Sharma, PCB Member-Secretary Satyanarayana Reddy and Industries special secretary Jayesh Ranjan were present. (NSS)