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AYUSH Funding Opportunities

  1. 1. Exploring Funding Opportunities Dr. M. Sreedhar Rao MD(Ay), MSc(Yoga), MBA(HM), (Ph.D)Co-Founder & Director Asst. Professor● Ayurveda Sanctuary, Puttur Dept. of Rog Nidan● AYUSH Consultancy Services AAMC, Moodabidri● eAyurved Marketing Services● Ayurveda Development Research Foundation (R) 31st July, 2012 Moodabidri
  2. 2. Outline of My Talk• How do you prepare the Faculty & Research Scholars for “Industry-acceptance” using non- conventional means• Do the institutions need to take up R&D initiatives?• Is there any connect between Research and Employability?• Are there any examples that you can emulate?• Need : Short-term plans and long-term vision to attract R & D funds
  3. 3. Some Existing Conceptions about R&D• Research is meant for National Institutes/Research Organizations only• Expected work of a college is teaching & evaluating• There is no direct connect between Campus “Research” and “Employability”• When we want to do research in campus management has to spend lot of money
  4. 4. Some Existing Conceptions about R&D• Research is meant for National Institutes/Research Organizations only• Expected work of a college is teaching & evaluating• There is no direct connect between Campus “Research” and “Employability”• When we want to do research in campus management has to spend lot of money
  5. 5. Some Existing Conceptions about R&D• Research can be used to improve teamwork and industry-acceptance• Research can be used to improve learning method• Research can bring funds/ infrastructure to the colleges• Research can be fun / exciting and get student & faculty involvement
  6. 6. Which are different funding agencies?• Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)• Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)• National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)• Department of Biotechnology(DBT)• Department of Science and Technology (DST)• Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  7. 7. AYUSH Schemes/Fundings EXTRA MURAL RESEARCH (EMR) in AyurvedaAims and Objects:1. Development of R&D based Ayurveda Drugs for prioritized diseases2. To generate data on safety, standardization and quality control for Ayurveda products and practices;3. To develop evidence based support on the efficacy of Ayurveda drugs and therapies;4. To encourage research on classical texts and investigate fundamental principles of Ayurveda System;5. To generate data on heavy metals, pesticide residues, microbial load, safety/toxicity etc. in the raw drugs and finished Ayurveda drugs;6. To develop Ayurveda products having Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) potential for increasing Ayurveda exports7. To develop the potential Human Resource in Ayurveda systems, especially to inculcate scientific aptitude and expertise relating to Ayurveda system
  8. 8. THE SCOPE OF APPLICATION1 First line therapy To meet unmet medical needs of current relevance.2 Adjuvant therapy To improve the response of Primary therapy.3 Rational polytherapy For individualized management.4 Protective therapy To prevent/treat adverse effects and reactions to Primary therapy.5 Economic therapy To reduce the dose/cost of therapy.
  9. 9. PRIORITY AREAS OF RESEARCHA. Broad Areas1. Development of Methods and modalities for Ayurvedic Clinical research2. Development of protocols for Clinical Trials3. Epidemiological Research4. Preventive Health5. R & D on Ayurvedic Diagnostics (including Nadi Pariksha)6. R & D on Panchakarma
  10. 10. PRIORITY AREAS OF RESEARCHB. Diseases /Areas based on strength of Ayurveda, National priorities• Reproductive Child Health (RCH)• Preventive cardiology-• Hypertension,• atherosclerosis,• Dyslipidemia• Liver Disorders (Hepatitis B)• Rheumatoid arthritis
  11. 11. • Gastrointestinal disorders• Hepatic disorders• Diarrhoea• GI tract disorders - Gastritis, Peptric Ulcer, Non Ulcer Dyspepsia,• Ulcerative Colitis, Sprue Syndrome• Musculoskeletal disorders• Osteoporosis• Osteoarthritis• Rheumatoid arthritis• Fibromyalgia• Eye diseases• Diabetic retinopathy• Computer vision syndrome• Metabolic syndromes• Diabetes mellitus and its complications• Renal Stone• Early Stages of Nephritis• Erectile disorder• Skin diseases, Urticaria
  12. 12. • Respiratory diseases• Generalized anxiety disorder• Depression• Insomnia• Anaemia• Malaria• Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Urolithiasis,• Ano-rectal conditions – Piles, Fistula-in-ano and Fissure, para-surgical procedures• Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy• Wound healing• Neurodegenerative conditions – Parkinsonism, Senile Dementia,Neurological disorders• Migraine• Hemicrania• Rasayana therapy and geriatrics• Reproductive and child health• Quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients.• Male infertility - oligospermia• Dysllipidaemia• Leucorrhea
  13. 13. Drug Research and Development1. Standardization and quality assurance2. Pharmaceutical Research and Development3. Pharmacognosy (in-vitro and in-vivo methods)4. Biomarker based mechanism of action5. Ethno-medicinal Research: survey and documentation of medicinal plants/practice etc.6. Veterinary ayurveda products.
  14. 14. FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH• Tridosa Prakriti, Agni, Srotas, Ojas, Ama, Dhatu, Samprapti and Shad kriyakala etc.• Rasa, Guna, Virya, Vipaka and Prabhava• Literature research; Survey, collection, transcription/translation and preparation of classical literature and text books, medico- historical investigations of Ayurveda.
  15. 15. ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANT-IN-AID:
  16. 16. Who are eligible• Reputed Institutes/Organizations (both Government and Private) Laboratories, Drug Manufacturers, etc. having adequate infrastructure in terms of equipment and manpower to conduct high quality research.• Universities/Educational Institutions• Eminent scholars and Scientist, (who are full time regular employees of the institute), reputed institution /organization having good research background and contribution to the medical research can apply, as stated above. However, preference will be given to institutes directly as they have better infrastructure. The grants will be released to the concerned organization, who would be responsible for expenditure and utilization of funds.
  17. 17. Verification of credentials of theindividuals/organizations/laboratories• Verification of credentials of the individuals/organizations/laboratories, etc. will be made by the CCRAS to assess;• Whether they have the requisite infrastructure to carry out the research project, for which they have applied.
  18. 18. Infrastructure required• The institutions/investigators seeking a project under EMR Scheme should have adequate infrastructure to pursue the research project.• In case of clinical research, clinical facilities including OPD and IPD (wherever required) and laboratory facilities for bio-chemical, pathological, radiological and electro- physiological investigations supported with necessary equipment relevant to the project should be available.• In case of studies for safety and standardization, adequate laboratory facilities and animal house should be in place.
  19. 19. Infrastructure required• In case such facilities are not available, the same may be reflected in the project proposal and same may be developed from the funds sanctioned for the project.
  20. 20. Investigators• There will be one Principal Investigator (PI) and one or maximum two Co- Investigator(s) [Co-PI] for each project.• The Principal Investigator should have previous experience in the field of the proposed study.• Importance will be given to projects where preliminary work has been done on the topic, substantiated by publications.• Principal Investigator should not be superannuating during the period of the proposed study.• The PI or one of the Co-I should be from the concerned field along with sufficient research background.• Under normal conditions, at a given point in time, a PI or the Co-I should not be implementing more than TWO research projects funded by the Department of AYUSH.
  21. 21. MODE OF APPLICATION FOR GRANT-IN-AID• CCRAS will invite proposals twice a year + website : www.ccras.nic.in• Application in prescribed formathttp://www.ccras.nic.in/Extra_Mural/RelatedLin ks/EMR-revised_27-12-2007.pdf
  22. 22. Time line for Receipt of Application by CCRASQuarter Processing by the PEC Processing by PACI Feb. First week Feb. last weekII May first week May last weekIII Aug. first week Aug. last weekIV Nov. First week Nov. last week
  23. 23. Preparation of the Project• Ethical clearance from the Institutional Ethical Committee (in case of human trials) or Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (for animal studies) of the Institute/Organization applying for the Research Proposal is mandatory.• A certificate of clearance from the Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC) or Institutional Animal ethics Committee (IAEC) is to be enclosed along with the application form.• For Ethical Guidelines and constitution of the Ethical Committee the Institute/Organization may refer to the ICMR Guidelines available at ICMR Website at www.icmr.nic.in (Hyperlink to ‘About us’ and then ‘Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical research on Human Subjects’)
  24. 24. FINANCIAL SUPPORT:Financial support for staff, equipment and contingencies (recurring and non-recurring for the project over a period of 1-3 years up to a maximum of Rs. 30.00 Lakh.Institutional support: 5% of the total cost of the project (excluding the cost of equipment) would be provided to the educational institutions as Institutional Support after the successful completion of the project to the satisfaction of the PEC/ PAC.
  25. 25. Scheme for supporting CME & Exposure programsPURPOSE OF TRAINING TO TEACHERS AND DOCTORS:1. To encourage Ayurveda professionals to undergo need- based professional orientation and professional skill development in an organized manner.2. To update the professional knowledge of teaching material and clinical care to teachers and doctors respectively.3. To impart good teaching practices and teaching methodology to teachers for adequate training of students.4. To encourage the use of Information technology and web-based education programmes for widespread dissemination of Ayurveda developments and updates.
  26. 26. 5. To train doctors in good clinical practices and emerging trends of health care and scientific outcomes for keeping up the standards to health care delivery.6. To provide information to doctors on professional journals to keep them professionally updated.7. To encourage Ayurveda paramedics and health workers to undergo periodical training for improving health care services in hospitals and dispensaries.8. To arrange need-based management training programmes to administrators of Ayurveda institutions and hospitals on health aspects for delivering quality services.9. To update regarding R & D activities in Ayurveda systems.10. To apprise regarding new Acts / notifications and other information addressing regulatory issues in Ayurveda systems.11. To highlight the areas of research and avenues for collaborative activities.
  27. 27. SCHEME COMPONENTS:(I) CME programmes & Exposure Visitsi) 6-day subject-/specialty-specific CME programme for Ayurveda teachers.ii) 6-day introductory programme of Ayurveda system for allopathic and foreign doctors /students.iii) 6-day specialized training for Ayurveda paramedics / health workers.iv) 3-day/5-day Management training to Ayurveda administrators/heads of departments/institutions
  28. 28. (II) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programmes & exposure visits for Ayurveda doctors.i) Theme-specific six-day/three-day CME programme for Ayurveda practitioners at district and sub-district levels.ii) Six-day exposure visit cum CME programme for Ayurveda doctors at specialized centres of best & innovative practices.
  29. 29. (III) Web-based educational programmesi) Preparation of subject-/specialty-specific Ayurveda modules/CDs/DVDs for wider dissemination through web-based training programmes.ii) ii) Preparation, launch and running of web-based journal.(IV) Preparation of Peer Reviewed Journals in CDs/DVDs or Making available the lectures of CMEs in CDs/DVDs in Ayurveda sector:i) Preparation of peer-review journals in CDs/DVDs for up-to-date education and research developments in Ayurveda sector for upgradation of professional knowledge of professionals.ii) Preparation of CDs/DVDs on lectures delivered at various CME programmes to facilitate distance learning of Ayurveda for wider dissemination, and up-gradation of professional knowledge of practitioners.
  30. 30. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA• Financial assistance through the scheme will be provided to the following institutions /organizations on receipt of component- specific proposals.
  31. 31. Criteria for institutionsAyurveda Colleges :1. Training of Trainers (ToT) – With PG2. CME for teachers – with PG3. CME for doctors4. CMEs in CDs/DVDs5. Peer-review scientific journals in CDs/DVDs6. OTP for allopathic/foreign doctors
  32. 32. FUNDING PATTERN• Boarding & Lodging charges of trainees, outside experts (1000-1500 pp)• Travel expenses of trainees and outside experts (IIAC/Economy Air)• Honorarium to resource persons & support staff (1000-5000)• Training material (500 pp)• Institutional support : Rs.25,000 (6 days prog)
  33. 33. Financial Assistance• Limited to 3.75 lakhs for a 6-day CME/Exposure Visit/TOT/OTP• 2.95 lakhs for a 3-day CME in case of Ayurveda faculty and doctors.
  34. 34. How to Apply• Application in prescribed proforma to:http://www.indianmedicine.nic.in/writereaddata/linki mages/2262922116-ROTP_-_CME_scheme.pdfThe Director (CME Scheme) The DirectorDepartment of AYUSH Rashtriya Ayurveda VidyapeethMinistry of Health & FW Dhanwantary Bhawan,Red Cross Building Road No-66 ,Punjabi Bagh (West)NEW DELHI-110 001. New Delhi-110 026.
  35. 35. SCHEME FOR ACQUISITION,CATALOGING, DIGITIZATION AND PUBLICATIONOF TEXT BOOK & MANUSCRIPTS
  36. 36. Objectives of the scheme• To catalog & digitize the medical manuscripts in a standard format as prescribed by NMM.• To support translation and critical editions of medical manuscripts, selected on the basis of objective criteria.• To disseminate information regarding medical manuscripts of India to all Ayurveda educational and research institutions in the Govt. & Non Govt. sector.• To utilize Information Technology for greater dissemination of Ayurveda knowledge to practitioners / researchers / teachers and to promote creation of Ayurveda databases for policy formulation / IEC etc.• To support National Manuscript Mission to undertake a sub-mission on Medical Manuscripts.
  37. 37. Eligibility• The applicant organization / institution must have proven track record in the areas of cataloguing / digitization / informatics and credible in-house technical expertise in the Ayurveda system and Information Technology.• Organizations having proven track record and experience in either information technology or Ayurveda system and having collaborations with organizations having proven track record in the other area can also be considered.• Adequate institutional logistic support for carrying out the given work should be available with the project-implementing team/institution.• Applicant institution/implementing agency must be in existence for at least three years.
  38. 38. Priority areas• Pharmacopoeia and Formularies.• Ayurveda manuscripts.• Diagnosis support databases based on classical Ayurveda texts and their commentaries.• Databases based on published research & scientific studies/data on Ayurveda.• Database of Ayurveda Teaching institutions in respect of infrastructure and subject-wise listing of Ayurveda teachers.
  39. 39. Priority areas• Ayurveda-related epidemiological data.• Databases related to Market Authorization requirements of TM products in other countries, information like Quality standards.• Negative / positive lists of US-FDA / EU etc. regarding category- wise listing of Ayurveda products manufactured under Drugs & Cosmetics Act.• Ayurveda databases for promoting good clinical practices, good laboratory practices etc. Clinical data of Ayurveda hospitals and dispensaries.• Theme-specific compilation of Ayurveda information in digitized format.• Trans-disciplinary glossaries of Ayurveda terms. Electronic networking of Ayurveda institutions and authorities at District, State and Central levels for smooth flow of statistical and other information. Publication of Ayurveda textbooks and manuscripts.
  40. 40. Funding Pattern• Financial assistance will be provided direct to the institution in two to four installments depending upon the duration of the project.• 1st installment of 30% of the project cost will be released on acceptance of the project proposal.• Further assistance would be released in two installments of 30% each on the basis of satisfactory progress report and audited statement of expenditure.• The balance 10% amount will be reimbursed on receipt and acceptance of detailed technical & financial report of the project becoming operational and audited expenditure statement & Utilization Certificate of the grant.
  41. 41. GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING & IMPLEMENTING THE SCHEME• Not more than four CME programmes in a year shall be allotted to an eligible institute /organization.• Interested institutes may apply once in a year providing schedule & details of the programmes to be conducted.• Modules of training and list of resource persons along with their qualifications, experience and specialization should be enclosed with the application.
  42. 42. Structure of proposals• Application in prescribed format along with a ‘Detailed Project Report (DPR)’ on the relevance of the proposal to the Ayurveda sector should be forwarded with recommendation from the head of the applicant institution.
  43. 43. SCHEME FOR GRANT-IN-AID TO NON- PROFIT/NON-GOVERNMENTAL AYUSHORGANISATIONS/INSTITUTIONS FOR UPGRADATION TO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
  44. 44. The Centers of Excellence may be institutions engaged in one or more of the following• Clinical research,• Nursing hospitals and homes,• Fundamental research based on th Fundamentals of AYUSH,• Inter-disciplinary research in Pharmacognosy, pharmacology, pharmacy or product development, bridging AYUSH and modern science,• AYUSH Informatics• Any other specialized area of AYUSH.
  45. 45. Objective of the Scheme:• To support creative and innovative proposals for upgrading both functions and facilities of reputed Ayurveda institutions to levels of excellence.• Upgrading functions implies adding new long- term functions or making significant qualitative improvements in the existing functions.• It also includes support for human resources who will be attached to the new functions. Upgrading facilities also implies adding infrastructure or equipments that will result in a qualitative improvement.
  46. 46. Eligibility under the scheme• Non-Governmental/Private Sector engaged in one or more of the above fields• The applicants should have a track record of atleast ten years of meritorious work in the AYUSH sector.• The applicant should have a competent core staff in the field in which the Centre of Excellence is proposed• The applicant should have a credible governance structure and reputed persons on its management committee.
  47. 47. Mode of application• Application for upgradation to Centers of Excellence shall be made in prescribed proformahttp://indianmedicine.nic.in/writereaddata/linkimages/0 834739963-COE%20updated%20.pdfWhom to apply.Director (Schemes),Dept. of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy,Indian Red Cross Society Building Annexe,Red Cross Road, Opp. Parliament House,New Delhi.
  48. 48. Funding PatternThe Grant-in-aid will be issued direct to the organisation in three installments as follows.• 1st installment : 40% of sanction granted to the project.• 2nd Installment : 40% of sanction on submission of UC & review of progress.• 3rd & final installment : 20% of sanction after submission of UC and review of progress.
  49. 49. SCHEME FOR GRANT-IN-AID FOR PROMOTION OF AYUSHINTERVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES
  50. 50. OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME• Supporting innovative proposal for both Govt. as well as private organisations• To promote Ayurveda intervention for community health care• To encourage institutionally qualified Ayurveda practitioners• To encourage utilization of Ayurveda practitioners in different public health programs
  51. 51. Eligible Organisations• Colleges, University etc dealing with public health• Non-profit/Voluntary organizations working in the area of public health for at least five years and having a proven track record and a capable team comprising of public health specialists.• Project must be appraised by State Govt. and recommended by the Principal Health Secreatary/Director of AYUSH of the state
  52. 52. Activities under the scheme• Development of material (handbooks, pamphlets, leaflets) for the purpose of training of the Ayurveda and Allopathic doctors on proven Ayurveda interventions in public health.• Distribution of medicines and organize free medical camps preferably for rural, tribal population and slums in cities.• Proposals for Ayurveda intervention should be only for accepted formulations (i.e. for proven treatment/therapy/medicines of Ayurveda) and not for any new drug experiments.
  53. 53. Proposal Components• Management of communicable diseases• Management of Non-communicable diseases like life style disorder.• Mother and child care• Geriatric care• Nutrition and anemia• Epidemiological study, assessment of health index.
  54. 54. The proposal may focus on one or more the following diseases likeMalaria Chikungunya KalazarJapanese Cholera Acute DiarrheaEncephalitisTyphoid Respiratory Tract Viral Hepatitis infectionPneumonia Measles H-1N-1 InfectionTuberculosis Meningitis Whooping CoughHIV Leprosy AnaemiaGonorrhea Syphilis DiphtheriaDengue
  55. 55. Funding Pattern• Max Rs.100 lakhs for 3 years• The funds will be released in three installments of 40%, 40% and 20% of the total amount sanctioned.
  56. 56. SCHEME FOR GRANT-IN-AID TO NON- PROFIT/NON-GOVERNMENTAL AYUSHORGANISATIONS/INSTITUTIONS FOR REVITALIZATION OF LOCAL HEALTH TRADITIONS, MIDWIFERY PRACTICES
  57. 57. OBJECTIVE• To support proposals for identifying the local health practices and practitioners in various parts of the country & document such practices related to home remedies, food & nutrition, midwifery, bone setting, ethno veterinary practices and other specialized local health practices.• Rapid assessment of selected health practices, prioritized by local communities, based on literature review.• To assess the efficacy of the identified local health practices through clinical trials.• To promote via a participatory process sound LHPs, in the community, in order to enhance health security of rural communities.• Undertaking pharmacological studies on high priority local health practices.• To prepare inventory of medicinal plants used by local health practitioners for treatment of various ailments.• To support capacity building activities of the local health practitioners after ascertaining that a sizeable population has been benefitted by the treatment.
  58. 58. ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION UNDER THE SCHEME• Only Non-Governmental and Non-Profit making applicants having at least 5 years experience of having interacted with local health traditions in any part of the country are eligible under this scheme. The applicant organization should have worked in the said field and they would have published substantial publications in peer review journals on Local Health Traditions.• The applicant should have had previous organizational experience in executing an All India or regionally coordinated program related to community health or a major community based research program in the health sector. The organization should furnish the necessary evidence for implementing such programmes in the past.• The applicant should possess adequate core staff including medical professionals experienced in community outreach.
  59. 59. • The proposal should be forwarded by the State Government (Principal Health Secretary /Health Secretary/ Director of AYUSH). While forwarding the proposal State Government will comment specifically on the usefulness of the proposal in Local Health Traditions, credentials and past experience of the organization as per the prescribed proforma• In no case, an organization will be considered for simultaneous grants from different schemes of Department of AYUSH.• The Organization should be registered under Society Registration Act/Trust/Companies Act.
  60. 60. FUNDING PATTERN• 1. Maximum Rs 30 lakhs will be approved for the period of three years.• 2. The funds will be released at least in three installments, as decided by the PSC (Project Sanctioning Committee), with each installment amounting to a maximum of 40%, 40% and 20% of the total amount sanctioned.• 3. The second and third installment will be released after receiving satisfactory achievement-cum-performance report, acceptance of Utilization Certificate and on the clear recommendation of the Technical Committee.
  61. 61. WHOM TO APPLY :-Director (Schemes),Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy,Indian Red Cross Society Building Annexe,Red Cross Road, Opp. Parliament House,New Delhi.
  62. 62. Scheme forConservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants
  63. 63. Survey, Inventorisation and In-situ conservationObjective• Survey, inventorization, documentation and In-situ conservation of rare, endangered and threatened species of medicinal plants in their natural habitats.
  64. 64. Activities• Undertaking state-wise rapid threat assessment of medicinal plants through an internationally accepted mechanism of CAMP (Conservation Assessment and Management Prioritization) Workshops developed by IUCN to arrive at the following –- Threat status of various medicinal plant species traditionally obtained from the wild.- Major causes of threat to the populations of threatened species, prioritization of the same and methods to mitigate the threats.- Action plan for conservation and sustainable utilization of threatened medicinal plant species.• Setting up medicinal plants conservation areas (MPCAs) - It is well established that in situ conservation is the best, the quickest and the cheapest method of conserving the diverse genetic base of various plant species. It only requires identifying natural vegetation zones of high medicinal plant diversity (apprx. 200 hectare area in each vegetation type) and setting aside these as MPCAs
  65. 65. Eligibility• State Forest Department• State Wildlife Department• Voluntray agencies/Non-Governmental Organisations with expertise in the field
  66. 66. Coverage• On an average an MPCA extends over an area of 200 ha., though smaller areas of unique medicinal plants bio-diversity, like sacred grooves may also be designated as MPCAs.• The MPCAs will be set up in habitats based on their criticality for a particular species, endemism and uniqueness.
  67. 67. Norms of assistance• The estimated expenditure per hectare for each MPCA will be of the order of Rs. 15,000/- per hectare.• For an average MPCA with 200 ha. of area including expenditure on undertaking Rapid Threat Assessment and technical support, the estimated expenditure will be Rs. 30 lakhs per MPCA.
  68. 68. Submission of Proposals• The proposal from the State Forest/Wild Life Department will be submitted to SMPB who will thereafter place it before the State Level• Screening/Evaluation Committee and recommended to NMPB alongwith its technical comments and prioritization• The proposal from NGO for capacity building and technical handholding will be received at NMPB level for scrutiny and approval.
  69. 69. Ex situ Conservation/Resource augumentation of RET and prioritized species in high demand:Objective• Ex situ conservation of medicinal plant species is a complementary action to conserve the genetic diversity of prioritized medicinal plant species.• It is especially desirable in case of species where wild populations have dwindled to critical levels and viable populations for some of these species are not available for initiating in situ conservation action.• Availability of authentic seeds of certified quality is a major constraint in undertaking large-scale cultivation. Unlike horticultural crops, seeds of medicinal plants species have to be largely sourced from the forests.• Exsitu conservation plots/plantation of medicinal plants will create a reliable seed source and field gene banks.• Besides, a number of scientific experiments on sustainable harvest of medicinal plant parts that are destructively harvested can be taken up in such plots.
  70. 70. ActivitiesUnder this component, special projects will be supported for• plantation/ex-situ conservation of rare, endangered and threatened species of medicinal plants which are critical to ASU systems and are otherwise difficult to regenerate in the wild.
  71. 71. Eligibility• The programme will be implemented through the forest departments, the Scientific Organizations and AYUSH Institutions having clear long-term mandate in the field of medicinal plants and adequate land resources for the purpose.• NGOs with expertise and access to land will also be eligibleunder the scheme.• Public Sector Undertakings/Forest Development Corporations will also be eligible provided they have the land available and technical expertise to implement the projects.
  72. 72. Norms for assistance• The cost norms will be as per the cost norms of the National Afforestation Programme of NAEB, Ministry of Environment & Forests.• This includes a maintenance for a period of 5 years.• The Public Sector Undertaking/Forest Development Corporations will be eligible for an assistance not exceeding 50% of the project cost.
  73. 73. Submission of Proposals• The proposal from the State Forest/Wild Life Department will be placed before the State Level Screening/Evaluation Committee and recommended to NMPB alongwith its technical comments and prioritization.• At the NMPB level, the proposal will be placed before Project Screening Committee (PSC) and thereafter before Standing Finance Committee (SFC) for its consideration.• The proposal from NGO for capacity building and technical handholding will be received at NMPB level for scrutiny and approval
  74. 74. Promotional Activities:Objective• To create awareness about traditional usage of medicinal plants among school children, rural and urban household and public at large.
  75. 75. Activities• Well laid out home herbal gardens are considered to be a good means to help people establish a linkage with the medicinal plants and our rich health care traditions.• Likewise, herbal gardens in schools, colleges, universities and institutional buildings will be set up to sensitize the students/public about the usage of medicinal plants based on the indigenous knowledge.
  76. 76. Eligibility• Government Organisations, Universities, Research Institutes.• Non-government Organisations (NGOs), Public Sector Undertakings, Federations, Co- operatives and Societies who have minimum of three years experience in the field of medicinal plants.
  77. 77. Norms of Assistancea. Land development, fencing, developing water resources, setting up irrigation facilities @ upto Rs. 1 lakhs (Rs. 0.25 lakhs for procurement of basic planting material and Rs. 0.75 lakhs per ha. establishment charges).a. Annual maintenance of the garden @ upto Rs. 40 lakhs per year per ha.c. School Herbal Gardens as per the existing norm of Rs. 14,000 per school herbal garden of area 500 – 1000 sq. mts.d. Cost norm for Home Herbal Gardens will be project based.
  78. 78. Submission of Proposals• The state specific proposals will be submitted to SMPB who after necessary scrutiny will forward it to the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB).• The proposals which have inter state coverage and ramification may be directly submitted to NMPB
  79. 79. Points to Consider• What projects are you currently planning?• Is there an interest in accessing funding?• Do you understand the commitment required?• What projects would lend themselves to collaboration?• Do you have suitable project partners?• Is there a need to attract further partners?• Can you start to scope potential projects at this stage?
  80. 80. Thank you for listening! 09483995806 sree@ayurvedasanctuary.com

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