Ayush villages to be established across state

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The demand for Ayurveda is increasing day by day and to help increase the popularity and maintain the necessities of people, Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas announced that Ayush villages will be established across the state. He stated that one village in each district will be adopted by the Ayurvedic College tying up with the Ayush Directorate, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and other institutions. They are also to work in coordination with the panchayats, NGOs and direct administration. He also added that a lead project would be launched and then extended to other districts.

The increasing demand for Ayurveda across the globe has also called in for a proposal of an Ayurvedic centre for medicinal plants. This may likely be set up in Shimoga where cultivation of the rare medicinal plants that will be required to manufacture the medicines and other products will be done. An exclusive economic zone focusing only on exports in the pharmaceutical industry is also in the plan. The proposal also includes the setting up of the All India Institute of Ayush Medical Sciences which is intended to promote research activities. This will also include tie ups with other universities as stated by the minister.

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