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Haryana proposes to provide major infrastructural push to Ayurveda.

Yadavindra S Rana | March 04, 2021 04:14 PM

CHANDIGARH:The age-old homeopathic and ayurvedic systems of medicine and treatment are slowly but surely catching up not only with the people but also state governments across the country. These are gaining popularity especially among the rural folks and are attracting patients suffering from chronic diseases, in large number. Haryana has decided to promote Ayurveda as the central government has accorded approval to an ambitious project to set up a ‘common facility centre’ in Karnal. This will provide a major infrastructural push to traditional Ayurveda industry in the state. It is stated by the Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government was actively working towards promoting growth of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) through the cluster approach of MSME Department. He said that the State Government is implementing a visionary Mini Cluster Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of its micro units. Under this scheme, over 50 MSME clusters have been identified and are being developed across Haryana, he added.

He said that the CFC project would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 15 crore. The project which will have a state of the art herbal extraction plant, an R&D facility, a quality control lab among other components, will benefit over 200 micro and small Ayurveda products manufacturing units in and around Karnal, he added. He said that this will be the first cluster project of its kind approved by the Central Government under the MSME flagship scheme. He said that the establishment of this 'Common Facility Centre' will help in the production of quality Ayurveda products like immunity booster tablets, syrups, ointments, creams, oils, personal hygiene products. Not only this, micro and small units related to export of these quality products will be strengthened, he added. He said that this project of 'Common Facility Centre' is also expected to generate employment for more than 500 persons.

Secretary, Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Sh B.B Swain also appreciated the efforts of the State Government in the field of MSME and hoped that the establishment of 'Common Facility Centre' in Haryana is an important step towards promoting Ayurveda across the country.

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