Govt makes Rs 53 Cr investment to increase R&D of ayurveda and folk medicine in Arunachal Pradesh

26 December 2023 | News

A centre for Sowa Rigpa will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh: Sarbananda Sonowal

image credit- PIB

image credit- PIB

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal and the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu laid the foundation stones for capacity expansion at the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR) at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. With a total investment of Rs 53 crore, additional infrastructure will be developed at the institute.

The institute has also been working towards scientifically document, record, research as well as validate the folk medicine of the Northeast. The capacity expansion at the institute include an academic building, hostels for boys and girls students, staff quarters as well as director’s bungalow. The hostels will accommodate 70 boys and 70 girls students from the institute.

The investment will cater to development of additional infrastructure for opening of Ayurveda college for imparting quality in undergraduate course in Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) as well as Post Graduate courses in due course of time. The new Ayurveda college at NEIAFMR, Pasighat will promote and develop Ayurveda through Education, Research and Extension Services. The Engineering Projects (India) Limited, a Government of India enterprise, is the executing agency for the project.


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