HLL Lifecare, a PSU under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, produces male contraceptive sheaths for the National Family Welfare Programme.
HLL has also tied up with Indira Gandhi National Open University to run courses in post-graduate diploma course on Clinical Engineering and Management (PGDCM) and diploma course on Clinical Engineering and Management (PDCEM).
Azad was also presented with the first copy of course prospectus in New Delhi today.
The Minister was also handed over HLL contraceptive product 'cycle bead' – a colour coded string of beads that helps women track their menstrual cycle and identify their fertile days as an easy and effective family planning method.
HLL, which had set up its plant in technical collaboration with Okamoto Industries, Japan, has grown into a multi-product, multi-unit organisation addressing various public health challenges facing humanity.
HLL is a Mini-Ratna and upgraded as a Schedule B Central Public Sector Enterprise.
The government today said it has granted Maharatna status to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd and Gas Authority of India Ltd.