FICCI-AYUSH Committee and Dr Harsh Vardhan Discuss Ways to Boost the Sector
On 8 September 2018, FICCI led a delegation of AYUSH industry members, for a meeting with Minister MoEF&CC Dr Harsh Vardhan. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss positive policy recommendations and resolve underlying issues hampering the growth of the sector. Praveen K Mittal, Director, FICCI, put forth the view of the delegation and apprised the minister of FICCI's active AYUSH Committee, which he mentioned, had been dedicatedly working on various issues pertaining to the sector such as branding and promotion, effective policy advocacy, improving income of farmers in the sector, enhancing the ease of doing business, establishing international standards in production and setting up better education system.
In addition, Mittal submitted a representation to the minister on 'Biodiversity Act 2014' that had been negatively impacting the domestic manufacturers and suggested policy measures to bring in a positive change for the AYUSH industry. These suggestions were met with a positive acceptance. The delegation was directed by the minister on further course of action and were promised a swift and decisive solution from the government.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister, MoEF&CC with FICCI delegation.