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Measures to Promote Yoga WordWide



Measures to Promote Yoga WordWide 
Under Central Sector Scheme of International Cooperation(IC), the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes measures for global promotion and popularization of AYUSH systems of Medicine including Yoga. The Ministry deputes Yoga experts to participate in fairs/ workshops organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, etc. and Indian Missions abroad for Yoga demonstration and lectures. The Ministry of AYUSH had in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) deputed Yoga teachers to Indian Missions for a period of 7 days by revising IC Scheme to train Yoga enthusiasts for their participation in the Mass Yoga Demonstration organized by various Indian Missions abroad to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. 


Separately, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) under auspices of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) also deputes Yoga teachers to Indian Missions for imparting training to local students and teachers. MEA also provides publicity material including videos, documentaries, coffee table books, instructional manuals on the different aspects of yoga and yogic practices to Indian Missions for display and distribution. MEA also has been building partnerships with local organisations like Art of Living Global Centre, Gayatri Parivar, Isha Foundation Global, Iyengar Yoga Foundation, etc. that have been instrumental in spreading knowledge about yoga in different parts of the world.

The ICCR has recently signed an MoU with Yunnan Minzu University, China for establishment of Yoga College named “India-China College of Yoga”. The part support for this initiative has been provided by the Ministry of AYUSH.

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

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10 International Access Agreements Signed on TKDL Till Date: Shripad Yesso Naik 
As per the information provided by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Traditional Knowledge Digital Library(TKDL) consists of 2.93 lakh medicinal formulations of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha available in public domain, in five international languages namely English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish. Work on TKDL-Yoga is under progress. 10 International Access Agreements on TKDL have been concluded with United States Patent & Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Canada Patent Office, Germany Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, United Kingdom Patent Office, Australia Patent Office, Malaysia Patent Office, and Chile Patent Office including Indian Patent Office.

As per the information provided by CSIR, Russian Patent Office (ROSPAT) has approached the Government of India for entering into TKDL Access Agreement. The negotiations are in advance stage.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), informed that a proposal has been moved for signing Access Agreement with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to include the TKDL under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Minimum Documentation to prevent the misappropriation of Traditional Knowledge through wrongful grant of patents in other countries.

At present TKDL is only available to International Patent Offices under non-disclosure access agreement. Therefore, Digital India Programme does not have impact on TKDL progress at present.

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

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Financial Assistance provided to States for Cultivation of 95 Species of Medicinal Plants Under NAM: Shripad Yesso Naik 
The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB),under Ministry of AYUSH has been implementing following schemes for overall development of medicinal plants sector in the country. (1) Central Sector Scheme on “Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” aimed at providing project based support for survey, inventorization, in- situ conservation, ex-situ conservation / herbal gardens, linkage with Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs), Research and Development etc. The scheme is being implemented through the identified agencies in the States like State Medicinal Plants Boards, State Forest Departments and various other stakeholders in the field of medicinal plants. The Scheme is being implemented since 2008 and continued during the 12th Plan.

ii). Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) has a component on Medicinal Plants which is primarily aimed at supporting cultivation of medicinal plants on farmers land with backward linkages through establishment of nurseries for supply of quality planting material, and forward linkages for post-harvest management. The cultivation of medicinal plants is supported by providing subsidy to farmers through the identified implementing agency of concerned state. Presently under the scheme financial assistance is provided on 95 species of medicinal plants for cultivation as per the State Annual Action Plan approved for concerned State. Prior to NAM Scheme, the cultivation of medicinal plants was being supported under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “National Mission on Medicinal Plants” of NMPB implemented from years 2008-09 to 2014-15.

Under National AYUSH Mission (NAM) there is special provision for providing 100% Central share in North Eastern States and Hilly States for cultivation of medicinal plants suitable to these special areas whereas in other States it is shared in the ratio of 90:10 between Central and State / UTs Government.

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


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