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Nongpoh, Oct 9 : The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal has asserted that the North Eastern region possesses the greatest potential for the next phase of economic growth of the country. The diversity of flora in the region along with the rich heritage of traditional medicine will act as a catalyst for development of AYUSH based industries in the region.


He said the Union government is committed to elevate the economic proposition of the Northeast and provide the launch pad for India’s next economic growth. The Minister was attending the review meeting of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) held at Umiam in the Ri Bhoi district on Saturday.

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Need for best quality education for students of region

While speaking to the media person, the Union Minister stressed about the need for best quality education for students of the region. The best education in Ayurveda nursing and pharmacy as well as professional short term courses in Panch karma Therapy so that students from Northeast and from other parts of the country can avail it. The minister stressed on training world class manpower who will be able to drive the economic growth.


The Union Minister said that the government remains committed to make northeast the growth engine of India. In this regard, he highlighted the rich & dynamic flora that nature has bestowed on the region.

“There is a major opportunity for AYUSH based industries to look at northeast as the next destination for their new units. The world class professionals trained at NEIAH and other important training centres under Ministry of AYUSH will complement with the availability of the flora in the region to accelerate growth in the region,” he said. PG courses and stipend for Homoeopathy interns

He assured that the Govt is committed to develop modern infra in NEIAH. He announced that the Govt will take steps to start PG courses at the institute and stipend for Homoeopathy interns will be increased at par with Ayurveda.

Review of AYUSH

During the review meeting with the top officials of his ministry, the union minister took stock of the steps taken by the government to build capacity in the AYUSH led initiatives. He advised a few course corrections so that results from these initiatives can reach to the end users and people sooner than later.

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