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Growth in export of Ayurvedic medicines

Posted On: 22 MAR 2022 3:14PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry has developed a Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of International Co-operation in AYUSH (IC Scheme) under which Ministry of Ayush provides support to Indian Ayush Manufacturers/ Ayush Service providers to give boost to export of AYUSH products & services; facilitate International promotion, development and recognition of AYUSH system of medicine; foster interaction of stakeholders and market development of AYUSH at international level; promote academics and research through establishment of AYUSH Academic Chairs in foreign countries and holding training workshop/symposiums for promoting and strengthening awareness and interest about AYUSH Systems of Medicine at international level.


Ministry of Ayush has taken following steps towards promoting export of Ayurvedic medicines:

  • Ministry has signed 25 Country to Country MoUs  for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy with foreign nations.
  • 32 MoUs have been signed with international institutes for undertaking Collaborative Research / Academic collaboration.
  • 14 MoUs have been signed with international institutes for setting up of Ayush Academic Chairs in foreign nations.
  • Ministry of Ayush has provided support for establishment of 38 Ayush Information Cells in 34 foreign nations.
  • The “Ayush Export Promotion Council” has been registered under section 8(4) of the Companies Act 2013 on 04th January, 2022 under the Ministry of Ayush in support of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to tackle the obstacles for registration of AYUSH products abroad, undertaking of market studies and research activities abroad
  • Ministry of Ayush provides scholarship to foreign nationals under AYUSH Fellowship scheme.
  • MoUs have been signed with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSH&TM), UK and Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FIZ), Frankfurt Germany for clinical research studies on mitigation of Covid-19 through Ayurveda.
  • Ministry of Ayush issued advisories on protecting people from COVID and staying healthy in English as well as in 08 other foreign languages.
  • Ministry of Ayush provides AYUSH Educational Training to regulators of foreign nations.

Medicinal Plants are the major resources base for Ayurvedic medicines and to increase the availability of medicinal plants for Ayurvedic medicines, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of Ayush under its “Central Sector Scheme for Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” has the provision to support State Forest Departments for resource augmentation of medicinal plants in the country. The project-based financial assistance is also provided to Government and Non-government organizations for developing Quality Planting Material (QPM) of medicinal plants and thereby ensure the sustainable availability of medicinal plants raw material for Ayurvedic medicines.

NMPB has developed “e-CHARAK” portal which is a virtual market place for collectors, farmers, traders of medicinal plants and ASU&H drug manufacturers. It facilitates trade of medicinal plants by providing a platform for sale, purchase of Medicinal plants raw material and also facilitate information exchange between various stakeholders involved in the medicinal plants sector. It is a multilingual platform available as Web and Mobile (IOS and Android) in 7 languages hosting agro-techniques of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, GAP, GFC, post-harvest management techniques, schemes, etc.

This information was given by Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.



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