There is a need to link agriculture with ayurveda, said minister of state for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat during his address on the 16th foundation day of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University in Jodhpur on Saturday.
Referring to the vision of doubling farmers’ income in the country by 2022, Shekhawat said that by linking agriculture with ayurveda, not only the income of farmers would increase but it would also give a huge boost to ayurveda practice in the country.
“Practice of ayurveda is growing not only in the country but entire world due to growing recognition of this ancient medical practice. We will have to prepare ourselves to meet this growing demand and expectations from us,” said Shekhawat.
While emphasizing the need for research in the field, he said that if agriculture and ayurveda could be combined, it would start a revolution and give the country a glorified place in the world of medicine and health.