What do ministers say?
Development of the inexpensive
rotavirus vaccine, available for less
than a dollar in India when internationally it
costs 50 dollars, is an example of what can
be achieved by the Indian biotech industry.
The growth prospects of the industry are
bright provided it receives the right
stimulus and an enabling environment.
DR HARSH VARDHAN, Science and
Government has worked on
eliminating third parties and
several bottlenecks that prevented
farmers from getting a good price in
market. Major pro-farmer initiatives of
government include putting systems in
place for distribution of water and
RADHA MOHAN SINGH, Agriculture Minister
We have worked on all fronts.
Immunisation has been made
really effective. In a year’s time it has
increased by 5-7 per cent and if this phase
keeps going, by 2019 we will be able to
cover 90 per cent. Four new vaccines have
been added, IPV, switchover from trivalent
to bivalent, measles rubella, Japanese
J P NADDA, Health Minister