‘SMART’ program for Ayurveda professionals to boost R&D in Ayurveda in the country

Source: The post is based on the article SMART program for Ayurveda professionals to boost R&D in Ayurveda in the country published in PIB on 3rd January 2023

What is the News?

The Ministry of Ayush has launched the ‘SMART’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research in Teaching Professionals) program.

What is a SMART program?

Launched by: National Commission for Indian System of Medicine(NCISM) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences(CCRAS), the two prominent institutions under the Ministry of Ayush.

Aim: To boost scientific research in priority healthcare research areas through Ayurveda colleges and hospitals.

Under the program, the government will identify, support and promote innovative research ideas in healthcare research areas including osteoarthritis, iron deficiency anaemia, chronic bronchitis, dyslipidemia, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis, generalised anxiety disorder and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD).

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