Ayush Ministry has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for cooperation in the field of research and education of traditional system of medicines and its integration with modern science.
Earlier, CSIR and Ayush Ministry jointly developed the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which prevents bio-piracy and misappropriation of traditional knowledge. Under the agreement, both CSIR and Ayush Ministry jointly endeavor to proceed in the activities like R&D covering fundamental research; gene expression and Prakriti; exploring modern scientific methods for integration with traditional Indian Systems of Medicine, etc.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) :
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research abbreviated as CSIR was established by the Government of India in September of 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India.
it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.