A new building of Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Gastro Intestinal Disorder (RARIGID) has been inaugurated by Sripad Naik, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) at Borsajai, Guwahati on February 23.
After the inauguration, Naik, addressed the national workshop on activities and contributions of the Central Council for Research held in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE).
He spoke about the huge contribution of the heritage of Indian traditional medicine in the world and the special status it has gained worldwide in terms of traditional healthcare practices.
“Since May 1971, the CCRAS and the Ministry of AYUSH has been engaged in research and developmental activities in the Northeast.” Naik said addressing the meeting.
The Union Minister also emphasized the establishment of 20 new healthcare centres in different parts of northeast such as Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
Naik in his speech also urged farmers to take up cultivation of more widely used medicinal plants for economic and social benefits.