PRAGATI-2024 (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     31st May 2024        

Context: The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Ayush, launched “PRAGATI- 2024”.

Pharma Research in Ayur Gyan and Techno Innovation (PRAGATI-2024)

  • About: It focuses on exploring research opportunities and fostering collaboration between CCRAS and the Ayurveda drug industry.
  • Enhance networking and institutional linkages, ultimately benefiting Ayurvedic clinicians and patients.
  • Nodal ministry: Ayush ministry.
  • Primary goal: Utilize research outcomes and technologies developed by CCRAS, Establish robust networks for collaborative research in quality control, drug standardization, product development, and validation, Identify potential industrial partners with in-house R&D facilities, Explore opportunities for capacity building for researchers in drug manufacturing and product development, Assist Ayurveda professionals in initiating start-ups and incubating centres, promoting entrepreneurship in Ayurvedic pharmaceutics.

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS):

  • About: It is an apex body in India for the formulation, coordination, development and promotion of research on scientific lines in Ayurveda and Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine.
  • Status: An autonomous body of the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Objectives: The formulation of aims and patterns of research on scientific lines in Ayurvedic Sciences, to undertake any research or other programmes in Ayurvedic Sciences, to finance enquiries and researches for the furtherance of objects of the Central Council.
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