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PLI scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant

Talking at a digital interactive session at BioAsia 2021, Kant mentioned some research have indicated that the sooner scheme of 200 per cent tax incentive on Analysis and Growth actions has been “misused”.

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UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:28 PM IST

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday mentioned the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, introduced for 10 key sectors together with pharma and medical units manufacturing amongst others, ought to lead the nation in direction of drug improvements.

Talking at a digital interactive session at BioAsia 2021, Kant mentioned some research have indicated that the sooner scheme of 200 per cent tax incentive on Analysis and Growth actions has been “misused”.

“There was good enthusiasm for these schemes. We now have acquired over 215 functions from about 83 producers. I personally assume that the PLI scheme ought to lead us self-sufficiency in API (energetic pharmaceutical ingredient), however it ought to lead us for a giant enhance in modern drug growth,” he mentioned.

Telangana Minister for IT and Industries Okay T Rama Rao who additionally participated within the panel dialogue, mentioned strikes resembling discount of 200 per cent tax incentive to the current 100 per cent would act as counterproductive for innovation and discourage innovation resembling new drug discovery particularly the NDA authorities’s “Self-Reliant India” initiative.

“India remains to be generally known as a low-cost copycat vacation spot. We dont actually take pleasure in it in the case of IPR or modern merchandise and so forth…This manufacturing linked incentive- R&D subsidy which has been diminished, this sort of works counter-productive to what we are attempting to attain when the hon’ble prime Minister talks about self-Reliant India,” Rama Rao mentioned.

Kant mentioned there must be higher cooperation between trade and academia for innovation and discoveries.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Govt Chairperson, Biocon, Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group, Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin Ltd. and Sriram Shrinivasan, India Life Sciences Chief, EY additionally participated within the panel dialogue.

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