“National Institute of Ayurveda” is a must in Gandhamardan area

November 4, 2009 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Following is a report from Tathya.in:

Sanjib Kumar Karmee, has urged the Odisha Government, to demand for setting up the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in Gandhamardan area.

Dr.Karmee, a leading Non Resident Odia (NRO) making a detailed note on the Gandhamardan mountain range he said is known world wide as a reservoir for medicinal plants is located in between Balangir and Bargarh district in the Western Odisha.

West is very much keen on establishing institute on Ayurveda and one such successful institution is the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine established by Dr. Scott Gerson, in USA,

This is an example of an institute that has carried out research into Ayurvedic practices to a great extent.

In this context, Odisha must use our native expertise, strongly felt Dr.Karmee in a memorandum to the Chief Minister.
In addition, the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, USA can be a collaborative partner for establishing an institute Gandhamardan area, said he.

This mountain is very important to all of us and to the world. It is also very surprising that no steps have been taken for the preservation of these high-valued plants.
Therefore, it will provide adequate environment for cutting edge research and studies in different areas of ayurvedic medicine per international standard.

In the Gandhamardan Mountain there is no organized way of farming of the medicinal plants.
They just grow in the wild. Therefore, it is very difficult to guard these species.

Taking the advantage of this situation any villages or smugglers can walk into the forest and collect the herbs.

It is very important that the Government should takes steps to grow these plants, harvest these properly, and finally do the marketing of these medicinal plants and herbs in a well organized manner. It should take care of the cultivation and preservation of these plants like it is doing for other forest products like sal seeds or kendu leaves etc.

Intellectually, this problem can be solved by establishment of a National Institute of Ayurveda that will help for organized way of farming the medicinal plants; which just grow in the wild.

This will also help in preserving different rare species of plants. This Institute will provide a boost to the ongoing research/academic activities by Ayurvedic College Balangir and Shri Nrusinghanath Ayurved College Paikmal, Bargarh on this area.

Along this line, establishing a National Institute of Ayurveda will make this place a leader in this area of science in national/international level. This initiative will attract companies like Dabur, Ayur, and others to set-up laboratories and companies in this area.

Research fundings are already available from the leading agencies of India like CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), DST (Department of Science & Technology), and DBT (Department of Biotechnology).

So, there will be no problem in setting up labs and developing infrastructure.

There is a lot of synergistic research going on between Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Allopathic branches of medicine. This is very clear from our day-to-day life as Allopathic doctors often prescribe medicines of Dabur, Neem, etc.
Therefore, establishment of such an institute will further enhance the research between this National Institute of Ayurveda with other institutes viz. VSS Medical College, SCB Medical College etc. of the state.

Entry filed under: Health Care Facility, National Institute of Ayurveda (Proposal sent to CM).

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