Govt Introduces Ayurveda Bill In Lok Sabha Today

Gujarat Institutes to get Institution of national importance status


New Delhi: The Government introduced the Ayurveda Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha today. The Bill which seeks to confer the status of institution of national importance to a cluster of Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday by the Minister of State in Ministry of Ayush Sripad Yesso Naik.

Introducing the Bill, Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik said he would consider the suggestions made by the members of the house regarding the draft law.

The Bill talks about conglomerating the cluster of Ayurveda institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar. Moreover, it was discussed to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Jamnagar.

Under the proposed idea, three institutes which would be clubbed together are – the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gulabkunwerba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Sciences, reports .

Raising opposition against the introduction of the Bill, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy said why the institute is being set up in Gujarat and that it should instead be set up either in Kerala, Delhi, Varanasi or West Bengal.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also opposed that Bill saying that it “failed to define the criteria to meet the larger perspective”. Tharoor said that the government has been arbitrary in the selection of the three institutes.

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