Union Ministry of AYUSH and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation in research and education in areas of traditional systems of medicine and its integration with modern science. It is aimed at bringing both Ayush Ministry and CSIR under umbrella understanding for pursuing focused Research & Development efforts.
Under this MoU, both organizations will jointly endeavor to pursue:
They will also further collaboration in preserving and protecting traditional knowledge related to Indian systems of healthcare, through existing Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) platform. They will also develop international standardized terminologies (disease-morbidity codes) in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU), database on medicinal plants, foods, etc.