The Industries Department has prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for setting up of Bulk Drug Park in Una district of State and submitted it to the State Government today.
Expressing his pleasure on timely submission of the DPR of the Bulk Drug Park, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that it was indeed commendable that the State Government on its own has been able to prepare the DPR for this project of National importance in the State. He said that the DPR would be evaluated and sent to the Government of India (GoI) very soon. He further said that an expected investment for Bulk Drug Park was Rs. 50,000 Crore in and outside the park with an expected employment opportunities of around 30000 persons.
He said that this Park would provide huge impetus to socio-economic development for the entire region and will not only meet the API demand of the pharma industry of the State but also cater to the demand of the Pharma across the country. Keeping in mind the demand of skilled manpower for the Bulk Drug Units in the Park, Centre of Excellence has been provisioned in the Park and a Satellite Centre of NIPER wherein Research and Development activities would be undertaken, he added.
He said that in this Mega Project, the Common Infrastructure Facilities such as Steam Plant with a capacity of 300 TPH, Power Infrastructure with 120 MW capacity, Water infra along with a water reservoir having capacity of 15 MLD, Solvent Extraction Plant, Common Effluent Plant with Zero Liquid Discharge catering to chemical discharge of 5 MLD etc. would be of reduce the initial capital cost of manufacturing units in the Park. He said that the affairs of this park (Construction, Implementation, O&M) would be undertaken by the State Implementation Agency (SIA). The Department of Industries has proposed in the park 6 multi fuel boilers for generation of Steam to meet the steam demand and will also produce additional 36 MW of power, he added.
He said that the Capital Cost of the project was around Rs. 1923 Crore out of which the Grant-in-aid from GoI is Rs. 1000 Crore The State government would provide the balance funds amounting Rs. 923 Crore for the Park.
Director of Industries Rakesh Prajapati said that as a result of the clarion call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bahrat’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (Dop), Government of India notified a scheme for setting up 3 Bulk Drug Parks. Under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur the State Government submitted a highly competitive bid proposal. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India gave ‘in-principle approval’ for setting up Bulk Drug Park in Una to Himachal Pradesh on 30th August, 2022, he added.
He said that immediately the Chief Minister directed the Principal Secretary, Industries and Director of Industries to prepare the DPR in accordance with the scheme guidelines and submit the same to the DoP, Government of India within the stipulated time period of 90 days. Despite being a highly technical Mega Project, the Department of Industries managed to prepare the Detailed Project Report in a record time of less than 15 days and submitted it today to the State Government.
He said that big Pharma companies have already evinced interest in setting up units in the Bulk Drug Park and the State Delegation would be meeting entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad under the planned Investment Outreach Programme very soon.