Government provides financial assistance to revival, retrieval and digitisation of ancient AYUSH manuscripts and books 

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) are engaged in the studies related to revival & retrieval and digitization of Ancient Ayurvedic Manuscripts & Rare Books and they are being published from time to time.

Department of AYUSH had sanctioned 32 projects under the Acquisition, Cataloguing, Digitization and Publication of Text Books & Manuscripts (ACDP) Scheme during the 11th Plan period. The Ministry of AYUSH has provided balance financial assistance during the last three years under the
Acquisition, Cataloguing, Digitization and Publication of Text Books & Manuscripts (ACDP) Scheme as given below:-
Name of the Institute
Name of Project
Grants released


2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, New Delhi
Hindi translation of Charak Samhita and Commentary of Chakrapani
16,33,835/-
 Nil
Nil
National research Institute for Sowa-rigpa, CCRAS, Leh, Laddhak, J&K
Project for Survey, cataloguing traditional and digitalized inventory of Sowa-rigpa manuscripts
Nil
16,50,000/-
Nil

     The texts of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani retrieved from the manuscripts are being translated and published from time to time by the respective Research Council’s to make them available in public domain.
      The National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage of Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) is a nodal institute is maintaining the ancient manuscripts and rare books of Ayurveda. Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) has initiated a project on compilation of Union Catalogue of Unani Manuscripts available in the major libraries in India. Compilation of catalogue available at Raza Library, Rampur; Mulana Azad Library, AMU, Aligarh; Khudabaksh Library, Patna and Ibn-e-Sina Academy, Aligarh have been undertaken and 2952 catalogues have been prepared.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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