The minister recognized the role of the chemical industry in the fight against the COVID pandemic
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya presented the annual ICC (Indian Chemical Council) awards for 2020 in a virtual ceremony. He also published the latest edition of the membership directory. The edition of the directory contains detailed information on all members of the Council.
He recognized the role of the chemical industry in the fight against the COVID pandemic. âIt’s helping the pharmaceutical sector immensely and is the foundation of the current vaccination campaign,â he added. He stressed the need for more R&D in this sector and said that the chemical industry is a knowledge-intensive sector; therefore industry and academic institutions should work together for further research. He said there is tremendous investment potential in India and the chemical industry needs to take a cluster approach.
Also present were Samir Biswas, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Chemistry and Fertilizers, Dr.
Dr. Santrupt Misra, Ajay Shriram and Dr. Aniruddha B Pandit received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ICC Acharya PC Ray Award for developing indigenous technology went to Galaxy Surfactants. Jubilant Pharmova received the ICC Award for Excellence in Process Design & Engineering. ICC Award for Excellence in Management of Health & Safety: Category I was given to Lanxess India, Jhagadia. ICC Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Health and Safety Management: Category I was received by Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, Thal Unit and Reliance Industries, Jamnagar. ICC Certificate of Merit for Excellent Health and Safety Management: Category II went to Clariant Chemicals India, Cuddalore and ICC Prize for Excellent Health and Safety Management: Category II went to Indian Oil-Tanking, Chhattisgarh.