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08/03/2021 11:39am

Sarangi inaugurates Odisha's first Pharmaceutical Common Facilitation Centre

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 8 (KNN) Union Minister of state for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Pratap Chandra Sarangi has inaugurated Odisha's First Pharmaceutical Common Facilitation Centre (CFC) here.

The CFC, a two-storied building, set up under the Centre’s micro and small enterprises-cluster development programme (MSE-CDP) in association with the state MSME department and the Utkal Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association (UPMA) with an estimated cost of Rs 2.93 crore.

The CFC will work as a testing and training facility for pharmaceutical units in the state.

While taking to twitter, Odisha Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprises (OASME) tweeted, '' Odisha's First Pharmaceutical Facilitation Centre inaugurated today at Bhubaneswar by @pcsarangi. The CFC is promoted by #UPMA. All modern testing facilities are available here to facilitate all types of pharma industry.''

Reportedly, this facility has laboratories to test pharmaceutical products and its raw materials, finish products and packing materials. It can also provide training to pharmaceutical students and employees of pharmaceutical units in the state.

“This CFC is the best initiative towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign of the Centre. Now the pharmaceutical companies will not send their product to other states for quality testing. This centre will ensure the quality of the pharmaceutical products. It will also generate employment,” said Sarangi.

He said the Centre is trying to boost the production of pharmaceutical industries of the country and make the country self-reliant.

“Around 10 clusters will come up in the state after getting approval. It will help Odisha in future,” he added.

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