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  • 24 November, 2023

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AGNI Initiative

Ministry of Ayush has launched AGNI Initiative for physicians practicing in the field of Ayurveda.

  • AGNI – Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative
  • Objectives
    • To provide a platform to Ayurveda practitioners for reporting their innovative practices in various disease conditions.
    • To create of a database by identifying and collaborating with interested practitioners.
    • To mainstream pragmatic practices through scientific validation and evidence-based appraisal.
  • Nodal agency – Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS).
  • It will document and publish the reported practices in consultation with National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM)

Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS)

  • An autonomous body under Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Aim – To undertake, coordinate, formulate, develop and promote research on scientific lines in Ayurveda.
  • Research activities – Medicinal Plant Research, Drug Standardization, Pharmacological Research, Clinical Research, Literary Research & Documentation and Tribal Health Care Research Programme.
  • Located at – New Delhi
  • Initiatives
    • SPARK – Studentship Program for Ayurveda Research Ken for Undergraduate Scholars
    • PG-STAR – Scheme for Training in Ayurveda Research for PG Scholars for PG Scholars
    • SMART - Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals program for teachers


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