A Spokesman of the Industries department informed here today that proposal received from State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd Solan for setting up bulk drug park was approved in principle, in the first meeting of the Scheme Steering Committee for the scheme namely ‘Assistance to Bulk drug industry for common facility centre ‘ held at New Delhi under the chairmanship of Dr. P.D.Vaghela, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals recently.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) mentioned that proposed bulk drug park in the state should aim for import substitution of top 10 bulk drugs being imported from China used in Himachal Pradesh. He further said that state was asked to recalculate the cost estimates of the in principle approved proposals clearly demarcating share of centre and state assistance for various components of the Park. The state was also directed to appoint an accredited agency for environment clearances, he added.
Joint Director Tilak Raj Sharma and senior officers of Industries department were also present in the meeting.