The fair is being organized by the Department of AYUSH, aims at projecting the capabilities and requirements of these systems in modern day health care, current research trends and exhibiting work of Research Institutions under this Department.
The four-day fair is being organized by the Department with the collaboration of India Trade Promotion Organisation.
This year for the first time 32 International delegates from 16 countries will participate. These comprise of regulators, distributors, consultants and academicians related with traditional medicine (TM) and natural products.
An International meet of TM regulators and industry is being organised by PHARMEXCIL and Ministry of Commerce.
The fair showcases participation by drug manufacturing industry, drug equipment manufacturing industry, publishers and booksellers of AYUSH, manufacturers of natural foods, research institutes, state directorates of ISM&H, practitioners of AYUSH systems, medicinal plant nurseries and other stakeholders.
Some of the main highlights of the fair are International Meet of Traditional Medicinal Regulators and Industry, first International Buyer Seller Meet and Conference on Herbal and Medicinal Plants, live yoga demonstration by experts with personal counselling for treatment of various diseases through yoga and Naturopathy.
Free health check up, lectures and counselling by specialists in Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy, Siddha and Yoga and Naturopathy, Prakriti Pariksha and Nadi Pariksha will also be conducted.
It also includes demonstration of home remedies for common ailments sale of ISM&H drugs and natural foods and display and sale of medicinal plants.
The fair till 2004 used to be organised annually only at Delhi. However, on popular demand, since 2005 regional fairs have also been organised at Chennai in January 2005 and February 2006 at Hyderabad in November 2005 and at Dehradun in April 2007.
This year regional fairs are proposed to be organised at Indore from 14 to 17 December this year and at Amritsar from 7 to 10 February in 2008.