Cabinet approves allotment of 30 acres to Pasteur Institute of India at Coonoor

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for allotment of land measuring 30 acres to Pasteur Institute of India (PII) for the establishment of a new Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit at Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
The project entails production of viral vaccines like TCA anti-Measles Vaccine and JE Vaccine and Anti Sera like Anti Snake Venom and Anti Rabies Sera. Land for the project will be transferred free of cost, an official press release said.
Land use for the project will also be got changed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from ‘Industrial’ to ‘Institutional’, it said.
"The allotment of land will encourage the production of life-saving vaccines for children, to strengthen the vaccine security of the country, and would reduce the cost, besides providing import substitution as presently these are being imported," the release added.

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