Kolkata: The central government on Sunday sought suggestions and inputs from ayurveda researchers and practitioners world over which may be incorporated in the AYUSH Ministry's works related to streamlining the study and practice of this traditional health science in the country, a minister said.
Addressing the valedictory function of the 7th World Ayurveda Congress here, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said his department was making concerted efforts for systematic development of Ayurveda and other traditional medicines.
Earlier, the Minister administered an oath amongst ayurveda practitioners and researchers for working concertedly to develop and popularise the practice of ayurveda.
Naik noted there has been a resurgence of interest in the traditional healthcare system world over in the last two decades.
"One of the reasons for it is that ayurveda advocates preventive healthcare method of treatment," he said.
The ministry is working with other agencies, institutions and other stakeholders to turn India into a global hub for knowledge, research, practice and developmental projects on traditional medicines.
The Minister declared that the next World Ayurveda Congress will be held at Gandhinagar in 2017.