Scientific Validation of Traditional/ Herbal Formulations




Scientific Validation of Traditional/ Herbal Formulations 


          The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and Central Council for Research in Unani medicine (CCRUM), both autonomous bodies under the Ministry of AYUSH have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for undertaking projects with ICMR under their respective schemes/ programmes. While CCRAS have undertaken collaborative projects in the field of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme, Golden Triangle Partnership (GTP) Scheme, Extra Mural Research (EMR) Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH; CCRUM is collaborating in the field of Tuberculosis with National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai, which is one of the premier institutes of ICMR.


The details are as under:

CCRAS
(i)  Clinical protocols for Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, Oligospermia and Anxiety neurosis have been designed and drafted by ICMR.

(ii)  Reproductive and Child Health project has been completed. 17 coded formulations have been developed.

(iii)  Museum of Ethno medicinal plants of Western Ghats under EMR scheme have been completed. As an outcome, a publication on ‘Common medicinal plant for Home Remedies’ have been brought out. The Museum is serving as the IEC nodal Centre in the region for Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine.

(iv)  The reports on safety/ toxicity studies of Bhasma/ Rasushadhies have been received. Monograph of one Bhasma have been completed.

(v)   The study on biological activity of coded drug AYUSH-SL for Filariasis has been completed.



CCRUM

   In the field of Pulmonary tuberculosis, the Joint Working and monitoring Committee have identified the formulations with the objective to overcome the adverse/ side effects of Anti Tuberculosis Treatment (ATT) with the use of Unani drugs as adjuvant therapy. The Protocol for Pharmacokinetic study was prepared and got approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of both the institutions. Ethics Committee of the NIRT has recommended undertaking preclinical studies of the Unani formulations on animals prior to conducting Pharmacokinetic study in human beings.
      In addition, Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) is developing Protocols in consultation with ICMR institutions.

This information was given the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha.

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Development of AYUSH Infrastructure 

The total plan actual expenditure incurred during the year 2014-15 is Rs.462.27 Crore for the development of AYUSH including AYUSH infrastructure. 

At present 89 posts of Ayurvedic doctors have been sanctioned in the Ministry of AYUSH, to be posted in the Ministry itself and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries of Government of India. Out of 89 posts sanctioned 67 posts are filled. However, the data on the number of AYUSH doctors posted in the hospitals under State/UT Governments is not maintained by Government of India. Further, as per the data received from States/UTs, 7,36,538 registered AYUSH practitioners are available in the country as on 01.04.2014. 

There is no plan to establish 18 AYUSH Colleges by the Government of India by itself. However, under section 13 A of Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, permission was granted to establish 19 Ayurveda (01 Government and 18 Private) and 02 Unani Private Colleges in the academic session 2014-15. 

This information was given the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in the RajyaSabha. 

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Grant-in Aid for setting up AYUSH Gram 

Government of Indiaprovides Grant-in Aid to State/UT Governments for setting up of AYUSH Gram under AYUSH Services component of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM). The total amount of Grant released under NAM for setting up of AYUSH Gram is Rs 215.15 lakhs.

Government of India has created facilities for scientific validation of AYUSH systems of medicine through 5 Research Councils along with their peripheral institutions under the Ministry of AYUSH namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).

The Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), an autonomous institution under Ministry of AYUSH through Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, Siddha Regional Research Institute and Siddha Central Research Unit (Palayamkottai) conducted a multicentric clinical trial in diabetes with the coded drugs D5 choorna and has obtained a patent for the same.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri ShripadYessoNaik in a written reply to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha.  .

ANNEXURE-I

STATE/UT-WISE DETAILS OF GRANT-IN-AID PROVIDED UNDER NATIONAL AYUSH MISSION (NAM) FOR SETTING UP OF AYUSH GRAM
Sl. No.
State/UT
AYUSH Gram

No. of units
Grant released
(Rs. In Lakhs)
1.      
Jammu & Kashmir
0
20.00
2.      
Kerala
0
0
3.      
Madhya Pradesh
0
0
4.      
Meghalaya
11
27.50
5.      
Puducherry
0
0
6.      
Odisha
0
0
7.      
Telangana
4
40.00
8.      
Punjab
1
10.00
9.      
Haryana
0
0
10.                        
Andhra Pradesh
1
10.00
11.                        
Tripura
4
9.60
12.                        
Arunachal Pradesh
0
0
13.                        
Lakshadweep
0
0
14.                        
Manipur
3
10.00
15.                        
Nagaland
2
20.00
16.                        
Sikkim
0
0
17.                        
West Bengal
0
8.05
18.                        
Gujarat
0
0
19.                        
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
0
0
20.                        
Delhi
0
0
21.                        
Assam
0
0
22.                        
Maharashtra
6
60.00
Total
32
215.15

Annexure-II

List of medical and research facilities created for scientific validation of AYUSH systems of medicine, State/UT-wise
Sl. No.
Name of the State/UT
Medical and Research facilities

1.      
Andaman & Nicobar Island
Ayurveda Tribal Health Care Research Project, Port Blair – 744101
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),M.B. 31, Middle Point,Mahatma Gandhi Road,Port Blair-744101
2.      
Andhra Pradesh
National Research Institute for Vector Borne Diseases, Payakapuram, Vijayawada-520015
Clinical Research Unit, D. No. 40/23, Dr. Abdul Haq Unani Hospital Premises, Park Road, Kurnool-518 001 (AP)
i.            Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),
Old Maternity Hospital Campus, Tirupathi -517507
ii.            Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),
Dr. GGH Medial College Campus, Eluru Road, GUDIVADA – 521 301 (AP)
3.      
Arunachal Pradesh
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Itanagar-791111

4.      
Assam
National Eastern India Ayurveda Research Institute, Borsojai, Beltola, Guwahati-781028
Regional Research Centre (RRC), S.M. Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar -788 001(Cachar) Assam
(Extension Centre of RRC, Silchar)
Clinical Research Unit, Ullaskar Dutta, Masjid Road,Karimganj-788710 (Assam)
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),Khalipara, Odel Bakara,Guwahati-781019

5.      
Bihar
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute,  D Block, Rajindra Memorial Res., Institute Building, AgamKuan, Patna-800007

Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine,
2nd Floor, Manas Path, Opp. Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Guzri, Patna City, Patna– 800  008  (Bihar)
Clinical Verification unit(Homoeopathy)
Guru Govind Singh Hospital, 2nd Floor, Patna City, Patna – 800008

6.      
Delhi
Ayurveda Central Research Institute, Road No.66, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi – 110026
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine(RRIUM), D-11/1, AbulFazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi – 110 025.
(Extension Centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
Unani Medical Centre, Room No. 304, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi – 110 001 (Extension centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
 (Extension Centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
Unani SpecialityCentre,Dr. DeenDayalUpadhaya              Hospital, New Delhi (Extension centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
Literary Research Institute of Unani Medicine, JamiaMilliaIslamia, Okhla, New Delhi

7.      
Gujarat
Ayurveda contraceptive Drug Research Institute, Megani Nagar, Ahmedabad – 380016

8.      
Himachal Pradesh
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Gandhi Bhawan,          Mandi-175001
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy), House No.2, Type-D, Lane-1, Sector-1, Below B.C.S., New Shimla -171009

9.      
Jammu & Kashmir
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, JDA Housing Colony, Ban Talab, Rajender Nagar, Jammu-181123
National Research Institute for Sowa-Rigpa,  Old Leh Road, Leh– 194101

Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Hazrat Bal, Srinagar – 190 006 (J&K),

10.            
Jharkhand
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),
Arsunday, BoreyaRoad,P.O. Boreya, Ranchi-835240


11.            
Karnataka
National Ayurveda Dietetics Research Institute, Govt. Central Pharmacy Annexe, Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560011
Advanced Centre for Ayurveda in Mental Health & Neuro-sciences, Ayurvedic Research Unit, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), National Institute of Unani Medicine, KottigePaliya, Magadi Main Road, Bengaluru – 560 091 (Karnataka)

12.            
Kerala
National Research Institute for Panchakarma, Cheruthuruthy- 679531, Via Shoranur, Distt. Trissur
Ayurveda Research Institute for Mother and Child Health Care, Poojapura, Trivandrum-695012
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Edathala (N) P. O. Aluva, Ernakulam (Dist.), Kerala- 683534
Central Research Institute (Homoeopathy), Sachivothamapuram, Kottayam-686532
Regional Research Institute(Siddha), Trivandrum

13.            
Madhya Pradesh
National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development, Amkho, Gwalior-474009
Clinical Research Unit (Unani) Department of Pharmacology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal – 462 001 (M.P.)
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Saida Hospital Campus, Khandwa Road, Burhanpur – 450  331 (M.P.)

14.            
Maharashtra
National Research Institute of Basic Ayurvedic Sciences, Pune – 411038
Ayurveda Cancer Research Institute, RA Podar College, Worli, Mumbai-400018
Ayurveda Mental Health Research Institute, NIT Complex, Nandanwan, Nagpur-440009
Regional Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, J.J. Hospital Compound, (Behind Eye Bank), Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008 (Maharashtra)
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),
“MTNL” Hall No.4, Shopping Centre, Sector-9,CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai- 400614
15.            
Manipur
Clinical Pilot Project Manipur (Unani), Ground Floor, Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRIH) Building, New Checkon Road, Opposite Tribal Colony,Imphal East – 795001
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),
New Checkon, Maring Land, Opp. Trival Colony, Imphal -795001

16.            
Nagaland
Herbal Ayurveda Research Centre, Lumami, – 798601

17.            
Odisha
National Research Institute of Ayurveda Drug Development, Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar-751003
Regional Research Institute  of  Unani Medicine (Chandbali Bypass Road, Near Rural Police Station Bhadrak  – 756 100 (Odisha)
i.            Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy), and extension centreCCRH Building, MarchiKote Lane, LabanikhiaChaak, Puri -752001
ii.             
18.            
Puducherry
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), 1st Cross, Mangalakshmi Nagar,(Behind New Bus Stand), Puducherry- 605013.

Regional Research Institute(Siddha),Puducherry
19.            
Punjab
National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, MotiBagh Road, Patiala-147001

20.            
Rajasthan
Ayurveda Central Research Institute, Indira Colony, Bani Park, Jhotwara Road, Jaipur-302016.
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),
Dr. Madan PratapKhuteta Rajasthan Homoeopathic Medical College &Hospital,Station Road, Jaipur -302006



21.            
Sikkim
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok -737102
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), In front of SamphelHotel,NearSangramBhawan, Development Area,
Gangtok -737101
22.            
Tamilnadu
Captain Srinivasa Murthy Research Institute for Ayurveda and Siddha Drug Development, Chennai – 600106
Dr. A. Lakshmipathi Research Centre for Ayurveda, VHS Campus, TTTI Post, Chennai-600113
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, 1, West Meda Church Street Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013 (T.N)
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),
No.B-32. 3 Cross Street, A.G.S. Colony (Sea Side) Kottivakkam, Chennai 600041
Survey of Medicinal Plants and Collection Unit (Homoeopathy), 3/126, Indira Nagar, Emerald Post, Ooty,Nilgiri Distt-643 209
Clinical Research Unit(Siddha), Palayamkottai
Central Research Unit(Siddha),Chennai
Medicinal Plants Garden, Mettur Dam(T.N.)
23.            
Telangana
National Research Institute of Indian Medical Heritage,     Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad – 500036
Central Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, Opp. E.S.I., Hospital, A.G. Colony Road, Erragadda, Hyderabad – 500 838
iii.            Drug Standardization Unit (Homoeopathy),  and extension centre, Q.U.B. 32, Room No. 4,Vikram Puri, Habsigunda, Hyderabad -500007
iv.             
24.            
Tripura
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), ¼ Main Road, Colonel Chowmuhani, Krishnagar, P.O. Agartala-799001
25.            
Uttar Pradesh
National Vriksha Ayurveda Research Institute, Gwalior Road,   Jhansi – 284003
National Veterinary Ayurveda Research Institute and Hospital, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016
Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine,
C-39, MaakailaBhavan, Sec-C, Sitapur Road Yojana, LalaLatpat Rai Ward, Lucknow – 226 021 (U.P)
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Post Box. No. 70, Near Head Post Office, Civil Lines, A.K. Tibbiya College Hospital, (New Block) Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh – 202 001 (U.P)
Drug Standardization Research Institute (PLIM) Building
Opp. ‘M’ Block, Sector-23, Kamla Nehru Nagar
Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Regional Research Centre (RRC), B-501/4, G.T.B. Nagar, (Opp. Dulhan Palace), Allahabad – 211 016 (U.P.)
Drug Standardization Research Unit, (PLIM) Building
Opp. ‘M’ Block, Sector-23, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Cantonment General Hospital (Sotiganj) Begum Bridge, Meerut (U.P.)
Chemical Research Unit Near Dean Faculty of Science Office, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202002
i.         Central Research Institute (Homoeopathy), A-1/1. Sector-24, Noida-201301
ii.          Homoeopathic Drug Research of Institute (HDRI) and extension centre, Campus of National Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, and extension centre
1, VirajKhand,Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010
26.            
Uttrakhand
Regional Research Institute for Himalayan Flora, Thapla (Ranikhet) – 263645, Almora
27.            
West Bengal
National Research Institute of Ayurveda Drug Development,    4 CN Block, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar,  Kolkata-700091
Regional Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, 79, Chitranjan Avenue, Kolkata – 700 073 (W.B.)
i.         Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy, 50, RajendraChaterjee Road, Kolkata-700035
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Gokhel Road (Near MatriBhandar), Arobindopally,
ii.         Siliguri – 734006

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Development of AYUSH Infrastructure 

The total plan actual expenditure incurred during the year 2014-15 is Rs.462.27 Crore for the development of AYUSH including AYUSH infrastructure. 

At present 89 posts of Ayurvedic doctors have been sanctioned in the Ministry of AYUSH, to be posted in the Ministry itself and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries of Government of India. Out of 89 posts sanctioned 67 posts are filled. However, the data on the number of AYUSH doctors posted in the hospitals under State/UT Governments is not maintained by Government of India. Further, as per the data received from States/UTs, 7,36,538 registered AYUSH practitioners are available in the country as on 01.04.2014. 

There is no plan to establish 18 AYUSH Colleges by the Government of India by itself. However, under section 13 A of Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, permission was granted to establish 19 Ayurveda (01 Government and 18 Private) and 02 Unani Private Colleges in the academic session 2014-15. 

This information was given the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in the RajyaSabha. 

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Allocations of funds for promotion of Ayurveda, Homoeopathy & Unani System of medicines 

Adequate allocations have been made available for promotion of Ayurveda, Homoeopathy & Unani System of medicines in the country in the 12th Plan.

Under Central Sector Schemes, the budgetary allocation of Funds for promotion of Ayurvedic systems for the year 2015-16 is  Rs 256.43 cr (plan as well as non-plan). For the year 2014-15, the allocation was Rs 273.14 cr (plan plus non-plan).

          The budgetary allocation of Funds for promotion ofHomeopathy systems for the year 2015-16 is Rs159cr (plan as well as non-plan). For the year 2014-15, the allocation was Rs119.18 cr (plan plus non-plan)

For promotion of Unani systems, budgetary allocation of funds during 2015-16 is Rs 148.63 cr (plan plus non-plan) . The allocation was Rs 143.9 cr during 2014-15.
Under Central Sector Schemes there is no allocation to State Government separately.

Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), the amount allocated in the Budget for promotion of AYUSH which includes Ayurvedic, Homoeopathy and Unani Systems, is Rs 31699.99 lakhs during 2015-16 .The allocation for the year 2014-15 was Rs 18719.61 lakhs.


This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha. 

Annexure-I

Amount allocated in the budget for promotion of Ayurvedic, Homoeopathy and Unani systems during 2014-15 and 2015-16 under Central Sector Schemes
(Rs. In Crore)

Sl. No
Schemes/ Programmes
BE 2014-15
BE 2015-16
Plan
Non-Plan
Plan
Non-Plan
1
2
3

4

1
AYURVEDA





Grant to Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences
68.00
61.07
76.70
68.00

Grant to National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
24.00
22.64
24.00
23.00

All India Institute of Ayurveda(AIIA), New Delhi
65.00

25.00


Grant for Instt. Post Grad. Teaching & Research, Jamnagar
6.00
19.07
7.80
19.07

Grant to Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth
6.50
0.86
12.00
0.86

Total:
169.50
103.64
145.50
110.93
2
HOMOEOPATHY





Grant to Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
58.00
19.20
58.00
20.00

Grant to National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata
30.00
2.90
34.00
2.00

All India Institute of Homeopathy
0.50

38.25


Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee

0.50

0.55

Homoeopathic Medicines Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
1.60

0.10


Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ghaziabad
1.00
1.77
1.20
1.80

Grant to Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi
0.20
3.51
0.20
3.00

Total:
91.30
27.88
131.75
27.35
3
UNANI





Grant to Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine
61.00
40.50
66.00
44.63

Grant to National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
17.40

23.00


All India Institute of Unani Medicine
25.00

15.00


Total:
103.40
40.50
104.00
44.63

ANNEXURE-II

  Amount allocated  in the Budget for promotion of AYUSH to State Governments under Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
(Rs. in lakh)

Sl. No.
Name of State/UT
Allocation of Central Share to the Resource Pool
2014-15
2015-16
1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
151.94
131.069
2
Andhra Pradesh
859.856
900.693
3
Arunachal Pradesh
171.248
199.982
4
Assam
1068.357
1270.051
5
Chattisgarh
830.67
1027.007
6
Delhi
399.305
355.506
7
Gujarat
909.886
1130.817
8
Haryana
612.807
713.774
9
Jammu & Kashmir
618.46
474.049
10
Karnataka
1041.592
923.196
11
Kerala
712.548
851.184
12
Lakshadweep
189.398
252.055
13
Madhya Pradesh
1948.918
2064.515
14
Maharashtra
1480.604
1385.245
15
Manipur
373.218
486.509
16
Meghalaya
228.047
309.635
17
Mizoram
190.125
349.968
18
Nagaland
191.728
483.359
19
Odisha
1322.57
1262.531
20
Puducherry
72.525
135.014
21
Punjab
585.289
602.763
22
Rajasthan
1768.789
1778.285
23
Sikkim
110.12
245.985
24
Telangana
690.979
748.878
25
Tripura
381.486
294.512
26
Uttrakhand
437.457
487.251
27
West Bengal
1371.688
1216.025
28
Himachal Pradesh
496.25
29
Bihar
2663.677
30
Jharkhand
969.402
31
Uttar Pradesh
4843.104
32
Goa
469.849
33
Tamil Nadu
971.501
34
Chandigarh
622.469
35
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
255.561
36
Daman & Diu
328.328

Total
18719.61
31699.999


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