Mysuru, April 22:- Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar and District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar visited Jubilant Generics in Nanjangud and collected information from the officials.
They garnered information on export of medicines and import of raw materials. Officials explained that more than 1,500 employees are working in the factory and water used for manufacture is let out after purification.
Nanjangud MLA B Harshavardhan alleged that there have been one or the other problems since the beginning of the factory and said the factory administration does not listen to the public representatives. He said that the used water is let out directly to Kapila River.
Dr Sudhakar instructed the authorities to check the water released from the factory once in three months and check the water quality of the borewells in the surrounding areas. The minister told the MLA that the factory has also given employment to 1,500 people which should also be considered. The MLA expressed his unhappiness over the factory giving jobs to non-Kanndigas.
The minister instructed Jubilant Generics to consider local people for jobs. They later visited Kugaluru village where coronavirus cases are reported.
MLA Niranjan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, Superintendent of Police C B Ryshyanth, Deputy SP Prabhakar Rao Shinde, nodal officer Srinivas Gowda, Tahsildar Mahesh Kumar, Taluk Health Officer Dr Kalavathi and others were present.
The ministers visited AT&S factory where ventilators are being manufactured. They inspected the quality of the ventilators. They received Rs 20 lakh from the factory towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Executive director of the factory, Sunil Bansari explained about the quality of the ventilators. Ministers appreciated the commitment of the company. (MR/KS)