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Gujarat Redefining Food and Pharma Sector’s Significance

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Playing an exemplary role in the pharma sector, Gujarat is today recognised as the food and pharma hub of the country, contributing 28 percent of the total pharma export of India and being on the top of the agri-growth table.

It may be mentioned that Gujarat is among the frontline States when it comes to industrial development. The State has made great strides in terms of ease of doing business, riding on the back of various e-Governance initiatives that have brought in transparency and accountability in its dealings with the business fraternity and the people to translate growth into equitable and inclusive growth — in line with the economic goals set forth by Narendra Modi-led Central Government.

The industrial sector of Gujarat, in which the share of food and pharmaceutical industry is quite considerable, has benefited immensely from the e-Governance initiatives taken up by the State government — helping companies to comply with safety standards and escape the procedural hindrances stemming from the old system of governance.

Our cover story, “Innovations in Food and Pharma Driving Gujarat Growth Engine”, which is part of our special issue dedicated to the National Food and Pharma Summit, Gujarat, highlights such initiatives in detail.

We hope that the Gujarat summit will take Gujarat’s agenda to use information and communication technology for common good to the next level, by bringing together various stakeholders on this unique platform and helping the State government learn from their experiences to achieve its goals.

To give our readers a better insight into the various issues concerning food and pharma sectors, this issue of eHEALTH magazine also carries interviews of Dr Hemant Koshia, Commissioner, Food and Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat; Dipika Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Food, Food and Drugs Control Administration, Gujarat; Dr Gaurav Dahiya, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Gujarat; Hrushikesh Mohapatra, Drugs Controller, Government of Odisha; and Ravindra Pratap Singh, Managing Director of Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited.

We are also proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Healthcare Summit Rajasthan will be organised by us in Jaipur in September, taking forward the agenda of our past conferences to create a robust and quality healthcare system in this state.

Celebrating the 12 glorious years of eHEALTH magazine this year, we look forward to our readers’ invaluable feedback from the latest bouquet of stories, interviews and articles.

 

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