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Nepal seeks India's help for Ayurveda research

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda has sought India's help in the research and exploration of Ayurveda in the Himalayan nation.

Prachanda said his government will promote health tourism by popularising Ayurveda and take decisions to systematise the imports and exports of the most essential medicinal herbs, Bhutan Live reported.

The Nepal PM promised to make Nepal's oldest company manufacturing ayurvedic medicines Singhdurbar Vaidyakhana (currently known as Singhdurbar Vaidyakhana Bikash Samiti) vibrant and upgrade it as a national pride project, Bhutan Live reported. 

"Policy decisions will be taken bearing in mind the need to fully operate the National Ayurveda Research and Training Centre and intensify research on indigenous herbs," The Nepal Prime Minister said while inaugurating the 7th International Ayurveda Congress here on Friday.

"The government is working on a policy to establish a centre for manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines and collecting and processing medicinal herbs at each of the seven provinces," Prachanda said.

The prime minister sought cooperation from India's Ministry of Ayush to help Nepal in the research and exploration of Ayurveda.


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