India Inc. plans to invest more on development of Ayurveda as PM Modi urged the private sector to channel some of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds towards development of yoga and Ayurveda.

It was the inauguration of first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in New Delhi – a national-level institute aimed to create synergy between the knowledge of Ayurveda and the advancement of modern technology; on the event, PM Modi spoke about his intentions towards pushing Ayurveda in the country. During the 50-minutes long speech, Modi said that how it is important to treasure and nurture culture and heritage, for any country to develop. Pitching for affordable and effective healthcare, Modi urged the private sector to channel CSR funds towards the development of Ayurvedic medication.

With that, Modi also said that India Inc. is planning to develop one Ayurveda hospital per district and bring a ‘health revolution’ in India. Emphasising on the importance of Ayurveda, Modi said that we all must get back to nature and wellness – which is better than the artificially developed medicines. He also asked experts from the field to find medicines which can, like allopathy, give immediate relief to people but without side-effects. Modi said that we have witnessed technological revolution and now it is time to revolutionise in the field of healthcare.

AIIA has been set up along the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), with a total campus area of 10.015 acres and a budget of Rs157 crore. The Prime Minister also released the “Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines” developed by the AYUSH ministry. The Pharmacopoeia Commission of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy is also working for the standardization of traditional Indian medicines.