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Project Development Cell (PDC)

About Project Development Cell (PDC)

The Union Cabinet, on 3rd June 2020, under the leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up of a Project Development Cells (PDCs) in Ministries/Departments of Government of India for attracting investments in India. This mechanism will reinforce India's vision of becoming a US$ 5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

PDC, Department of Pharmaceuticals aims to enhance the investment friendly ecosystem that strongly supports the domestic investor as well as FDI and will boost the economy manifold. To provide Investors a seamless access to the Indian market, bring synergies and ensuring timely clearances from different departments and ministries; to attract increased investments into India in the pharmaceuticals & medical devices sectors; provide investment support and facilitation to global investors; to facilitate investments of top investors in a targeted manner; and to usher policy stability and consistency in the overall investment environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Review list of potential investors.
  2. Interact with potential investors and associate State Governments
  3. Identify suitable clusters / geographical locations.
  4. Fast-track project implementation.
  5. Facilitation and Redressal- pertaining to regulatory & policy to facilitate investments into the country.


  1. DoP Representatives:
    Dr Sumit Garg, Deputy Secretary [Email Id- sumit[dot]g[at]nic[dot]in]
    Shri Venkat Hariharan, Deputy Director [ Email ID- venkat[dot]ha[at]gov[dot]in]
    Shri Arvind Kumar, Under Secretary [Email ID- arvind[dot]76[at]gov[dot]in]
    Pharma Bureau Consultants [Email ID- pharma-bureau[at]gov[dot]in]