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and well within it, Police claimed that Ranjit was involved in the killing of JMM MP Sunil Mahato in Jharkhand. produced by Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai. the hospital has 153 sanctioned posts of staff members, In the 61st minute,why is the KCB collecting road toll from citizens? asked Domnic Loboformer vice-president of KCB For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sachin Chaturvedi | Published: August 25 2016 12:45 am In 1991 Chinese ingredients accounted for only 03 per cent of the bulk drug imports by 2012 their share had gone up to 4761 per cent (Representational image) Top News During the last session of Parliament members expressed much concern over the country’s increasing dependence on China for active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs) During the debate the government informed MPs that the National Security Advisor had warned it about the matter The issue has implications not just for India’s pharmaceutical exports but also other key areas — especially in matters pertaining to access to medicine Y K Hamied the chairman of the generic manufacturing company CIPLA is not off the mark when he says “if China decides one day to stop exports to India the pharma industry’s output would be zero” In 1991 Chinese ingredients accounted for only 03 per cent of the bulk drug imports by 2012 their share had gone up to 4761 per cent The latest figures show that this share stands at almost 66 per cent India has attached high priority to the pharmaceutical sector since Independence The adoption of the Patent Act 1970 opened the doors for greater participation of Indian firms in the production of pharmaceuticals The pharmaceutical sector is a major player in the manufacturing landscape of the country The founding of Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical Limited (BCPL) at the beginning of the last century marked the industry’s inception and by the early 1990s it had more than 6000 units After that however the number of units declined and people lost jobs but somehow industry performance remained at a level that did not demand the policymakers’ attention In 2015 the Indian pharmaceutical sector accounted for about 14 per cent of the global pharmaceutical industry in value terms and about 10 per cent in terms of volume Its share in global generic exports is around 20 per cent Its diverse portfolio is a major strength of the Indian generic industry With almost 60000 generic brands across 60 therapeutic areas the sector has a huge requirement India’s strength lies in formulation production or processing bulk drugs into finished products Bulk drug production the production of active ingredients has not received enough attention In a globalised economy closing markets or overlooking cost-effective ingredients is not a feasible option But there are policy choices which should be leveraged at the earliest because the overdependence on China for APIs threatens India’s dominance in generic medicines There are four major ways by which we can overcome the reliance on China First domestic production of APIs should be encouraged An inter-ministerial committee headed by secretary department of health research had recommended several measures for rejuvenating API production in the country It had advocated specified pharmaceutical zones The government should work on this recommendation and revive closed units of enterprises like the Indian Drugs and Pharmaceutical Limited (IDPL) At a time when more jobs are needed smart strategies to kickstart improvements in operational efficiencies are extremely important We should not forget that enterprises like the IDPL were not established with the objective of making profits; health security drove the decision-making process Second despite several opportunities and incentives established Indian pharmaceutical firms have not stepped up R&D measures to fulfill their needs for ingredients Some policy measures are now needed to press for enhancing the use of domestic content by this sector Third diversification of sources of imports should be seriously explored In this effort key industry partners should be consulted and their concerns should be taken on board The fourth area that needs addressing is data discrepancy The Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries used the chapter on pharmaceuticals of the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS) — as reported by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy — to calculate India’s dependence on pharmaceutical imports from China These calculations showed that the imports from China in 2014-2015 did not exceed $ 122 million a mere 02 per cent of the pharmaceutical sector’s total imports One needs to add imports of chemicals organic and inorganic in this list of pharmaceuticals Once they are added the volume of the pharmaceutical sector’s imports from China goes up by a whopping 62 times from that reported by the DGCIS The writer is director general Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: June 18 2013 12:05 am Related News Open court * This refers to the editorial Voice of reason (IEJune 17) and the report Minister wants proceedings in court recorded (IEJune 14) Kapil Sibals idea is novelalthough many countries have such a system in place Howeverwhether the system is feasible in a large country like India is debatable Transparency is uppermost in Sibals mind But whether the efficiency of courts will be hit is a pertinent question The introduction of audio recording has the potency to slow down courts functioning As compared to higher courtstrial courts function differently Judges may be wary of the recording andin the eagerness to weigh every wordmay be tied down This may further delay proceedings Audio recording may prompt some judges to even do away with open court judgments That being saidSibal has to discuss the proposal threadbare with the CJI We need a mechanism which balances effective justice delivery with perceptible transparency Ganapathi Bhat Akola Nitishs gamble * The propulsion of Narendra Modi to the forefront of the BJPs campaign committee has caused a lot of flutter First it was LK Advani who revolted Then it was Nitish Kumar of the JD(U) who dumped the BJP to end a 17-year alliance Its evident now that Modis rivals are wary of himand Nitish in particular feels his own prime ministerial ambitions will be nipped in the bud if Modi is allowed to flower But how will deserting the BJP further Nitishs interests The only front the JD(U) has managed to put up is a brave front by deserting not a sinking ship but a very buoyant one On the other handthe BJP has stood its ground and not succumbed to the JD(U)s pressure tactic to dump Modi The JD(U)s desertion will in fact be a blessing in disguise for the BJP because nobody can now dilute their agenda Hemant Hemmady Virar * The JD(U)s exit from the NDA has immediate and serious consequences for the Bihar governmentnecessitating Nitish Kumar to prove his majority in the assembly Parties other than the BJPhoweverare eager to accept the JD(U) Alsonow there will be little trouble for the BJP to nominate their PM candidatethat isModi Vijay D Patil Pune Murthys return In his first term as CEON Narayana Murthy was an enigma and made Infosys a forced to reckon with But this time roundMurthy is not so confident and says it will take three years to turn Infosys around Sothere will be some tough decisions resulting in pain Theres no need for investors to worry as the company is again in the hands of a visionary NowMurthy has to go for flexible pricing policies to enhance growth and change the companys old outlook CK Subramaniam Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: March 23 2017 11:17 am An extremely upset Sunil Grover told us that he is still figuring out his future vis-a-vis The Kapil Sharma Show Related News Sunil Grover has stayed quiet ever since the news broke that he was verbally and physically assaulted by Kapil Sharma aboard a flight from Melbourne Other than one tweet in which he accepted that he was very hurt by Kapil’s behaviour Sunil has been completely incommunicado On Wednesday Sunil spoke to indianexpresscom and the comedian sounded very distressed? 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