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Govt plans pharma zones to reduce API imports

  1. Context: Govt is considering setting up specified pharmaceutical zones
  2. Aim: To boost domestic manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
  3. Why? To reduce the country’s dependence on China for the raw material that is used to produce drugs
  4. Dependence: India has a heavy dependence on China for APIs, importing 90-100% APIs for more than 10 types of drugs
  5. Some of these are crucial drugs such as antibiotics and anti-diabetic medicines
  1. Context: Govt is considering setting up specified pharmaceutical zones
  2. Aim: To boost domestic manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
  3. Why? To reduce the country’s dependence on China for the raw material that is used to produce drugs
  4. Dependence: India has a heavy dependence on China for APIs, importing 90-100% APIs for more than 10 types of drugs
  5. Some of these are crucial drugs such as antibiotics and anti-diabetic medicines
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