Nagpur: The Maharashtra Antibiotics and Pharmaceutical Company, which is lying shut down here in the city, will be restarted, with the help of Central assistance to the tune of Rs 100 crore, announced Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis duriing a function held here in the city on Aug 21, expressing his pleasure over the matter, and adding that the state government would provide all possible support in this regard.
During inspection of Maharashtra Antibiotics Co. those who were present included Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Hanraj Ahir, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and MLA Sameer Meghe among others.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister gave away a cheque of Rs 4 lakh as government relief to Panchsheela Koche, widow of Anil Koche who had died of heavy down pour in Takalghat.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said, The Government of India had set up Maharashtra Antibiotics Co. on February 6, 1983, but as it was shut down in year 2004, as many as 270 workers had become jobless. The demand to restart the company was pending over many years, and now as the Central government has provided Rs 100 crore as grant to restart the company, the process to restart will now begin, he added.
Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Hansraj Ahir have hailed the Central government’s decision to restart the company, because it would provide employment to many local citizens.