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Over 50 bulk drug companies from China and other countries have reveal interest in setting up their facilities in the upcoming Pharma City at Mucharla near Hyderabad.  Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, Industries Department said that “There could be about 50 Chinese companies that are likely to set up their manufacturing provision at the Pharma City. There is also interest from many countries.”

The government of Telangana State would be responsibility through the state for Creating physical infrastructure, including roads, Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, the nodal agency for land allotments.

A delegacy toured the US and other markets to study the sewage treatment practices.

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According to the Pharmaceuticals exports Promotion Council data, India exports pharmaceutical products to 220 countries, they are valued at $16.89 billion ( about Rs 1.14 lakh crore) in 2015. The exports are expected to more than double to over $35 billion by 2020.

Arvind Kumar also said that ” The Pharma City will be a zero-discharge facility with modern effluent treatment plant and other facilities. The cluster will be under the supervision of the government.”

In the first phase about 6800 acres will be take up. Works are on to provide power and water facilities. There will be a firm road connection to the Pharma City. about 100 million liters of water required per day. Land for setting substations and other power infrastructure has been given for Telangana State southern Power Distribution Company Limited.

Official said that “There is a confirmed demand for about 4000 acres from small, medium and large companies at the Pharma City.”

When conceptualized in 2014 December, it was said the project could attract investments of about Rs 30,000 crore in phase and create employment for about 70,000 people.

In Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts the government of Telangana State on 6 October 2016 has issued an order for setting up of the Pharma City in 12,500 acres.

“The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation would send detailed project proposal for implementation and execution of project apart from carrying out the development works,” said the GO.

Efforts will also be made to establish Research and Development incubation centers, testing and certification, contract research, central testing facilities facilitating clinical trails and custom synthesis, the other further said.

A bulk drug manufacturer said”The government wants the drug companies to increase their productivity. But the companies site restrictions by the Pollution Control Board expand at existing facilities in and around Hyderabad.”

He says, though some companies have upgraded their effluent treatment systems, they are not allowed to increase production or add new products.

B Narayan Reddy, Chairman, and founder, Virchow said “The Pharma City is a big boost to the industry but is at least five years away from being ready. There will be a lot of procedures to be followed.”

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