One Herb, One Standard and One Nation

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    • The Ministry of Ayush has taken a significant step to achieve “One Herb, One Standard”. 

    One Herb, One Standard and One Nation

    • About:
      • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Ayush) and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) for Inter-Ministerial cooperation for promotion and facilitation of “One Herb, One Standard”.
      • The primary objective of this MoU is the development of cooperative efforts between both the ministries  to promote public health by facilitating the development of harmonised Herbal drug standards. 
      • It will enable publication of monographs, which will be beneficial to everyone.
        • Each monograph will have Indian Standards along with the international quality requirements, so that all Indian quality standards become contemporary with the global standards for the same botanicals.
    • Significance: 
      • It will facilitate collaboration for promoting exchange of information in the area of standardization of Traditional medicine by sharing of scientific information and drug raw materials/extracts, seminars, workshops, training and brainstorming programs. 
      • It will improve ease of doing business in India and also improve overall trade of Indian botanicals. 

    Source: PIB