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Farmers….becoming part of ‘Ayurveda for one Health’ campaign

The 8th Ayurveda Day will be celebrated on 10th November, 2023

  • Farmers across the country are being continuously linked with the ‘Ayurveda for One Health’ campaign of ‘Ayurveda Day’.
  • Organisations like RCFCs (Regional Cum Facilitation Centres), SMPBs (State Medicinal Plant Board) are creating awareness among farmers about the medicinal and economic value of plants.
  • A nationwide campaign is being run to connect farmers with ‘Ayurveda Day’ through NMPB (National Medicinal Plants Board).

Farmers will be the major participants in the ‘Ayurveda Day’ event on 10th November 2023. A major theme of the event is ‘Ayurveda for Farmers’. Farmers can become self-reliant and empowered by making cultivation of Ayurvedic herbs and plants as part of their livelihood. Special care is being taken to make farmers aware of the economic importance of medicinal plants. Farmers are being sensitized about special techniques used in the cultivation of medicinal plants through, NMPB (National Medicinal Plants Board). By joining the ‘Ayurveda for One Health’ campaign of ‘Ayurveda Day’, the farmers of India will be able to understand the topic of ‘Ayurveda for Farmers’ in detail.

The main event of ‘Ayurveda Day’ is scheduled to be held on 10th November, 2023 at Panchkula, Chandigarh, Haryana. Farmers across the country can participate in the event and get information about the cultivation of medicinal plants. Under the ‘Ayurveda for One Health’ campaign, farmers across the country are being sensitized through meetings, interactions, events and using various means of communication. A micro website www.ayurvedaday.org.in has been developed by CCRAS (Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences), the nodal agency for organizing the Ayurveda Day. Visitors across the globe can visit the website to get information about ‘Ayurveda Day’ and become a part of various running activities related to the ‘Ayurveda for One Health’ campaign.

The Ministry of AYUSH is actively involved in making the ‘Ayurveda Day’ a success. Besides students and youth, efforts are being made to connect farmers across the country with the ‘Ayurveda Day’ campaign. Farmers are being linked to this campaign from all over the country through group meetings, individual interactions, lectures, and workshops. Seven RCFCs (Regional cum Facilitation Centres) and 37 SMPBs (State Medicinal Plant Boards) located across the country are working to link farmers with the ‘Ayurveda Day’ campaign. Collaborators associated with these centres are going door to door, distributing medicinal plants to the farmers, and encouraging the participation of farmers. All the institutes associated with the Ministry of Ayush and teams of various ministries are constantly preparing to celebrate ‘Ayurveda Day’ as a global event.