Panchakarma to be extended up to village in Tripura

Agartala, Jun 25 : Tripura government has announced to set up Panchakarma, traditional treatment procedures with medicinal plants, in all the eco-parks of the state by next financial year to promote eco-tourism and conservation of bio-diversity.

Addressing foundation stone laying ceremony of first Panchakarma Research and Training Centre of Northeast here Forest Minister Jitendra Choudhury today said north-east had been recognised as one of the hotspots of bio-diversity and medicinal plants and the state government initiative was top the resources.

''By next financial year the centre would be setting up in and out patient departments besides financial support for research and training from Ministry of AYUSH that provides Rs 57 lakh for Rs 63 lakh project,'' Mr Choudhury said.

He maintained that along with allopathy and homeopathy, Tripura government had chalked out a plan to set up Ayurveda College in the state and Panchakarma treatment facilities on bio-treatment module in a natural atmosphere. This would be extended up to village level, which had already opened up job opportunities and encouraged people to conserve nature.

Detailing Panchakarma treatment module, Mr Choudhury said it eliminates toxins from the body and mind, restores constitutional balance, improves health, strengthens immune system and brings about deep relaxation.