Global Ayurveda Village project in Kerala to be launched today

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Kerala to get a global ayurveda village
Trivandrum, Feb 12: The inauguration ceremony of the proposed Global Ayurveda village, set up by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) will be held today in Trivandrum.

Kinfra, a statutory body of the Government of Kerala, is aimed at providing infrastructure for setting up industries in Kerala have developed a number of theme-based industrial parks in various parts of Kerala. It is appointed as the nodal agency of Global Ayurveda Village, aimed at bringing together all suitable resources available in the state and developing infrastructure to woo the industrial growth of the state.

Kinfra is appointed as the nodal agency of Global Ayurveda Village

P K Kunhalikutty, the minister for Industries & IT, will be laying the foundation stone and VS Shivakumar, minister for Health and Devasom, will launch the logo of the Global Ayurveda Village, informed Kinfra authorities.

The Global village was first suggested by Dr Sam Pitroda, Chairman of National Innovation Council, who identified Ayurveda as one the Key areas of potential development for the state. He suggested that in order to make Kerala as the Global Capital of Ayurveda Centers of Clinical Excellence should be set up in various parts of the state. This project is proposed to be the first Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence for Ayurveda in the state.

Global Ayurveda village is an ideal concept which brings forth the solution for many stumbling stones Ayurveda is facing towards its march to global acceptance. The segments of the projects are so designed that it fills the void in the Ayurvedic sector and complements it development as a premier natural alternative.

The project proposal envisages presenting a fully equipped Ayurvedic center of excellence and Ayurveda Wellness zone to which people from around the World will be attracted for availing the classical and traditional system of Ayurvedic treatment, supported and supplemented by modern scientific methods, making use of the expertise of eminent doctors in Ayurveda and benchmark the project as an Integrated Centre of clinical excellence. It also envisages developing amenities with state of art facilities to spearhead the efforts in globalization of Ayurveda and to catapult Kerala as the Global Capital of Ayurveda. These include a Translational Research and Documentation center, An International academy, A Finishing school and Digital Library along with a conference hall.

The project cost is expected around to be around 150 crores including land cost once both the phases of the project become operational. It is expected to create employment opportunity (direct and indirect) for around 700 people.

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