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Parliament nod to Bill for giving ‘national importance’ tag to Gujarat Ayurveda institutes

Parliament on Wednesday handed a invoice to accord the standing of an establishment of nationwide significance to a Jamnagar-based cluster of Ayurveda institutes.

The Bill – ‘The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020’ – was handed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha.

Lok Sabha has already authorised the invoice within the final session, during which three Jamnagar, Gujarat-based institutes — Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gulabkunwerba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Sciences –would be conglomerated.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan expressed appreciation for Ayurveda and its usefulness for the society and likewise for strengthening the healthcare methods of the world. “Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine in the country with so much of traditional wisdom attached,” he stated and added that underneath the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the federal government has authorised Rs 4000 crore for cultivation of medicinal crops and supporting farmers.

He stated the collection of the Jamnagar institute was not “arbitrary” but it surely was chosen in a most goal method being one of many oldest institutes underneath the class, established in 1956.

It was the oldest collaborating centre with WHO in Ayurveda and has imparted coaching to college students from 65 nations in 20 years, he stated and added that the institute has inked 30 pacts with totally different nations within the final 20 years.

The proposed institute would have a 15-member committee together with the Minister of Ayush, Secretary of Ayush and Secretary of Health & Family Welfare of the Gujarat Government, together with three MPs during which two can be from Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha.

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