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Dr Reddy's, Cipla, Glenmark, Biocon, & Wockhardt Grabbed INR 25,813 Cr under PLI Schemes

Written by : Jayati Dubey

April 1, 2024

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The PLI schemes, with an INR 1.97 Lakh Cr outlay across 14 sectors, aim to boost investments, drive innovation, and improve competitiveness in key industries.

In a significant boost to the pharmaceutical sector, major players such as Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Cipla, Glenmark Pharma, Biocon, and Wockhardt Ltd have emerged as the primary beneficiaries, attracting a substantial investment of INR 25,813 Cr under the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) schemes.

Government data reveals that the pharmaceutical and drugs sector has garnered noteworthy investments, surpassing initial expectations.

The infusion of INR 25,813 Cr into the industry by renowned entities including Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Cipla, Glenmark Pharma, Biocon, and Wockhardt Ltd signifies a robust response to the PLI schemes, further solidifying India's position as a pharmaceutical powerhouse.

The Pharma Dominators

Dr Reddy's Laboratories, renowned for its innovative pharmaceutical solutions, stands at the forefront of PLI scheme beneficiaries, capitalizing on opportunities to bolster research and development.

Similarly, Cipla, a global pharmaceutical giant, has leveraged the incentives to advance its production capabilities and expand its market presence.

Glenmark Pharma, Biocon, and Wockhardt Ltd have also seized the opportunity to reinforce their positions in the competitive pharmaceutical landscape, driving innovation and growth.

While the pharmaceutical sector thrives under the PLI schemes, certain sectors have witnessed a tepid response, prompting government scrutiny and potential revisions.

Sectors such as IT hardware, auto, auto components, textiles, and ACC battery storage have fallen short of expected investments, signaling the need for strategic interventions to stimulate growth and investment.

PLI Driving Investment

The PLI schemes, launched in 2021 with an ambitious outlay of INR 1.97 Lakh Cr across 14 sectors, aim to catalyze investments, foster innovation, and enhance competitiveness in key industries.

By providing incentives for manufacturing excellence and technological advancements, the government seeks to empower Indian companies to compete on a global scale, driving economic growth and job creation.

As part of the PLI initiatives, the government has disbursed INR 4,415 Cr to eight sectors, including electronics and pharmaceuticals, till October of the current fiscal year.

This strategic allocation of funds underscores the government's commitment to fueling sectoral growth and fostering a conducive environment for investment and innovation.

Looking Ahead

In the face of evolving global dynamics, India's manufacturing sector stands poised for transformation, fueled by the PLI schemes and strategic interventions.

As the government reviews and refines the schemes to address sector-specific challenges, stakeholders remain optimistic about the sector's potential to drive economic resurgence and establish India as a manufacturing powerhouse on the global stage.

In a similar development to promote the PLI schemes, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 40 new facilities nationwide to reduce dependence on imports for critical medical supplies.

These facilities include 27 new bulk drug manufacturing plants and 13 medical device manufacturing units, inaugurated under the PLI Scheme.

Minister Mandaviya highlighted the importance of self-reliance in the pharmaceutical sector, particularly in light of challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasized reducing import dependence on critical resources such as bulk drugs and medical devices.

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