Mangaluru: Pharmaceutical sector can expect better days in future in the state. Close on the heels of Minister for Chemical and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar evincing that a separate Ministry will be soon formed for Pharmaceutical sector, Government of Karnataka, Minister for Health U T Khader is contemplating to establish a ‘Pharma Park’ in the port city of Mangaluru.
Speaking about the same, Khader said that he has already met Ananth Kumar with regard to the same.
UTK said that 280 acres of land in Mudipu has been identified for the project and officials concerned have been asked to study the feasibility. Out of these 280 acres, a total of 100 acre will be earmarked for the ‘Pharma Park’, which can provide job opportunity to about 2,000 people.
He said that the state government is also looking at the project in a very positive light.
It is said that on January 15, 2016, Ananth Kumar is likely to call all the Ministers of Health across the country to discuss about ‘Jan Aushadi’ scheme. Khader said that ceasing this opportunity, he would again discuss about the ‘Pharma Park’ project with Kumar.
“Since it is a development project, no specific amount of grant has been allotted,” he said adding that Pharma Park project must be expedited as it is a good project.