AGNI Initiative

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Recently, the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS),Ministry of Ayush, has launched “Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative” (AGNI) for physicians practicing in the field of Ayurveda.

About AGNI Initiative

  • Aim: To provide a platform for Ayurveda practitioners to report their innovative practices & and experiences in various disease conditions along with promoting the culture of evidence-based practice among Ayurveda Practitioners.
  • Objectives of the Initiative
    • To promote the culture of reporting evidence-based practice among Ayurveda Practitioners.
    • To document the reported successful therapeutic regimens for various disease conditions involving Single drug/ Formulation/ Procedures for the purpose of education and academics.
    • To identify the interested Ayurveda practitioners for collaboration in the creation of a database through applications and capacity building through training in research methods and good clinical practices.
    • To undertake research for mainstreaming pragmatic practices through scientific validation and evidence-based appraisal

Key facts about Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences

  • It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.
  • It is an apex body in India for undertaking, coordinating, formulating, developing and promoting research on scientific lines in Ayurvedic Sciences.
  • The research activities of the Council include Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey, Pharmacognosy and Tissue Culture), Drug Standardization, Pharmacological Research, Clinical Research, Literary Research & Documentation and Tribal Health Care Research Programme.
  • Headquarter: New Delhi

Q1) What is Pharmacology?

It is the scientific study of the effects of drugs and chemicals on living organisms where a drug can be broadly defined as any chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which affects a biological system.

Source: ‘AGNI’ Initiative to Promote Innovations by Ayurveda Practitioners