Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas has said that the Karnataka government would soon be framing a policy for Ayurveda in the state. Speaking to reporters at the end of the Fourth World Ayurveda Congress, Mr Ramdas said that six departments would meet to decide about the Ayurveda policy.
"Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Sciences, Rural Development and Environment and Forests will coordinate and frame an Ayurveda policy for the State. Suggestions and inputs given from this Ayurveda Congress will also be considered," he said.
At the Ayurveda Congress, experts presented some 257 papers on the subject and the response at the Arogya Expo at the Palace Grounds was excellent. 400 stalls displayed Ayush - Ayurveda, Unani, Sidda and Homoeopathy health products at the expo.
Mr Ramdas also said that the State would ask the Union government to declare December 28 as the 'World Ayurveda Day'.