According to the recent reports, Gujarat has achieved the distinction of having the highest number of 280 WHO-GMP certified manufacturing units in India. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra with 222 manufacturing units, Himachal with 134, Telangana at 134 and Uttarakhand at 97.
Currently, West Bengal is known for the least number of 4 WHO-GMP manufacturing units. However, Sikkim is the only state in North-Eastern region of the country with 16 WHO-GMP certified manufacturing units.
In the past one decade, Gujarat has registered a growth of around 445 % in pharma exports. 3060 million US dollar worth of export is achieved in 2016 from Gujarat when compared to the export worth of 562 million US dollar in the year 2006.
There are other territories which have no WHO-GMP certified manufacturing units. These territories include Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Odisha.
Currently, India has a total of 1314 WHO-GMP certified manufacturing units. Gujarat is also known for having 24 TGA certified, 15 EU certified and 16 PICS certified manufacturing units. It also has 40% of CROs and 40% of CRAMS companies.
According to the official data, around 3300 manufacturing units and located across the state in four large clusters with 5 economic zones in the area of over 1500 hectares.