Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Government Approves Testing Facilities For Traditional Medicines

The Department of AYUSH, MoHFW has approved nine AYUSH clusters in eight States, one each in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and two in Maharashtra for setting up of AYUSH industry cluster (Special Purpose Vehicle) as common facilities centres for manufacturing and testing facilities for Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani medicines.

The scheme for Development of AYUSH industry cluster  is based on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode which implies that willing industry representatives desirous of framing cluster can apply and obtain matching grant under the scheme.

Since the project entails availability of infrastructure and willingness on the part of Special Purpose Vehicle members, it is for the SPV to decide the location for setting up the AYUSH industry cluster.

The above information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, S.Gandhiselvan in the Lok Sabha on 27 April.

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