CMYK 12 GJ NEWS Govt to promote Biotech sector: Dr Jitendra GJ REPORT NEW DELHI, JAN 27: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, one of India's top CEOs and President of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), who is also the Chairman and Managing Director growth rate of 15% could be enhanced to to 30%. Kiran Shaw, who had flown to the union capital from Bengaluru to attend the CEOs meet with US President, Barack Obama, also handed over a copy of the memorandum Union MoS, Dr Jitendra Singh interacting with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, President ABLE in New Delhi on Tuesday. (CMD) of Biocon Limited, today called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh and presented him a roadmap for growing Indian biotechnology sector from the current 5?7 billion USD to 100 billion USD by 2025 so that the current to Dr Jitendra Singh, containing budgetary recommendations submitted to the government. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government is keen to promote all kinds of upward activities in Biotech sector and said that the suggestions offered by the ABLE would be given due consideration and dealt with a positive approach. YEH HAI LEH Dr Jitendra Singh agreed that the key States of India where the biotechnology is likely to grow in near future are Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat but suggested that a focused planning is required to spread it to other States as well because this will not only add to the current growth rate but will also help create new avenues of employment particularly skilled jobs. The memorandum submitted by ABLE made several recommendations to support the biotechnology industry. These include deduction of current tax incentives of 200% to be increased to 300% with a validity of three years and extension of 10 years of tax holiday for biotech/farming establishments by another 2 years. Invoking the "Make in India" agenda of the present government, the memorandum also pleads for the indigenously made products to be given 15% to 25% weighted advantage over imported products in all government tenders. Dr Singh assured Shaw that he will take up all the suggestions with concerned Departments to work out their feasibility and applicability. Biotechnology is the science of future and industry's participation in future biotech ventures will also help in expanding the range of its utility as a means of social transformation, he added. Students attired in tri-colour dress presenting a dance performance during Republic Day celebrations at Polo Ground, Leh MORUP STANZIN LHARJAY LAHDC CEC, Rigzin Spalbar taking the Guard of Honour during Republic Day celebrations in Leh on Monday. GoI awarded Ladakh with the 'Best Responsible Tourism' Award in 2014", he maintained. Talking about the initiatives taken by LAHDC of starting pre-primary classes in Government schools, CEC said that it has increased the enrolment considerably. CEC also informed that Hill Council has already distributed land measuring about 20,121 kanal during the last 4 years. He further said that a major plan is in pipeline to facilitate accommodation to the natives coming from far-flung areas of Ladakh. CEC appealed to every person present on the occasion to take a pledge for not giving or taking bribe in any form, to eradicate the menace from the society. While underscoring the need for religious harmony, CEC appealed to the gathering to work together for making India a developed and prosperous Nation. On the occasion, a number of people from different sec- tions of society were awarded for the outstanding contributions in their respective fields which included Tsewang Dorje (Lecturer Physics), Tsering Angdus (Senior Teacher), Liyaqat Ali Mir (Flock Supervisor), SI Aman-ul-allah and Selection Constable, Sonam Norboo for outstanding performances in their respective fields. Two Govt Schools, namely Middle School, Kanji and Primary School, Skara Yokma were declared as the best schools in the district. Later, CEC distributed prizes to the winners of different competitions. In March Pass, Mahabodhi Residential School, Choglamsar, bagged the first position followed by Imamia Mission School, Chuchot while Islamia Public School, Leh and Druk Padma Karpo School, Shey collectively bagged 3rd position respectively. In the cultural programme category, Govt. Girl Higher Morup CEC complements construction of Buddhist Vihara GJ REPORT LEH, JAN 27: The Chief Executive Councilor/ Chairman LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar yesterday extended his good wishes for the newly constructed building of Ladakh Buddhist Vihara Bodhgaya, which was inaugurated by XVII Gyalwang Karmapa Urgyen Enthusiasm, patriotic zeal mark Republic Day Celebrations LEH, JAN 27: Braving chilly weather conditions, a large number of spectators gathered at Historical Polo ground to celebrate the 66th Indian Republic Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), Rigzin Spalbar unfurled the tricolor in presence of a huge gathering to mark the occasion. Congratulating the people of Ladakh on the occasion, CEC urged every citizen to take individual level responsibility for the growth of the country and region. Underlining the achievements of present Hill Council, CEC made a mention about the achievements and initiatives of all the Departments under Ladakh Vision Document 2025 and Ladakh Prospective Plan to lead Leh towards sustainable development. Emphasizing for the need of sustainable development through land based economy, CEC asked youth to become self reliant by exploring the natural resources available in the region and taking benefits of the Government sponsored schemes. CEC urged the youth to participate in farming activities by using scientific know-how. "It is only due to the efforts and initiatives taken by LAHDC towards saving fragile eco-system and using responsible methods of eco-tourism, the || GREATER JAMMU || JAMMU, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 || Secondary School, Leh bagged the 1st position, Ladakh Public School, Leh and Govt. Middle School, Leh bagged 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Republic Day was also celebrated at all Sub-Divisional, Tehsil, Block and Naibat Head quarters of Leh where despite severe cold; a large number of people attended the function. Earlier in the morning, LAHDC CEC, Rigzin Spalbar unfurled the tricolor at Council Secretariat, Leh in presence of a large number of Councilors. Similarly all political parties unfurled the tri-colour in their respective offices to mark the occasion. Grade CMYK Trinley Dorjey on January 26, 2015 at Bodhgaya. Congratulating the whole Buddhist population of Himalaya in general and the LBA, Leh in particular besides management of Ladakh Buddhist Vihara Bodhgaya for completion of the Vihara, CEC further mentioned that the project highlighted the vision of LBA, Leh. Expressing regret over his absence from the inauguration ceremony, Spalbar hoped for the continuation of blessings and guidance of Gyalwang Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorjey with such noble endeavours in future.
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