Odisha seeks setting up of NIPER

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 8 (PTI) Seeking establishment of a centre of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in the state, Odisha government today offered logistic support to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers for the purpose.

“We have set up a Bio-Technology Park over an area of 64 acres in Bhubaneswar and are in the process of setting up a Pharma Park and a Medical Device Park in Odisha. Hence, the setting up a NIPER in Odisha would be in the fitness of the overall scheme of development of phamaceutical sector in this region,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a letter to Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar.

Noting that six new NIPER centres have been set up at Patna (Hajipur), Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Rae Bareli, Guwahati and Kolkata, Patnaik requested Kumar to consider setting up a centre in Odisha at the earliest possible.

In order to increase the highly skilled human resource required for pharma sector, the state government would also like to have one such institute in Odisha, Patnaik said.

He assured Kumar to make available the requisite built up space for running of the temporary campus of NIPER on an immediate basis and land for construction of its permanent campus in Odisha.

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