Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai emphasised the importance of setting up a working group between US officials and State Administration for increasing Pharma related research and development as well as drug production in the State.
He was interacting with the delegation led by Rahul Gupta, Director- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy at his Home Office Krishna. Rahul Gupta explained in detail about the measures taken by President Joe Biden’s Office to increase cooperation between India and USA in Drug Policy Formulation and Drug Production and in the field of Narcotic Drugs Control. He agreed to initiate necessary dialogue in this direction and sought indulgence of CM Bommai to facilitate more investments by US companies in Pharma sector in the State.
CM Bommai added that the State has already become a hub of drug research and welcomed more investments by US companies in drug and vaccine production for the world.
The US delegation included Harinder S. Panesar, President of Global Indian Trade and Cultural Council. N .Manjunath Prasad, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Jayaram Raipura, Secretary to CM were present in the meeting.