Chandigarh: An international level Yoga and Naturopathy centre will be set up at Panchkula by the Haryana government.
The centre would be established on public-private partnership mode where treatment facilities would also be provided to poor people, an official release said today.
The decision was taken in a meeting to review the construction of 'Vyayam and Yogshalas' in villages held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today.
Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, Health Minister Anil Vij, Finance Minister Abhimanyu and Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar were also present in the meeting.
It was also decided in the meeting that the Vyayam and Yogshalas would be operational under District Sports Councils in each district, the release said.
A search committee would be constituted under the chairmanship of concerned Deputy Commissioner which would recommend the name to engage one Yoga Coach in every district.
Besides this, 1,000 volunteers would be engaged under outsourcing policy for 1,000 yogshalas to be constructed in the first phase, it said.
A World Herbal Forest was also being developed at Morni Hills in district Panchkula, at a cost of Rs 234 crore in coming five years, the release stated.
About 75,000 herbal saplings had already been planted out of the total plantation of 1.15 lakh so far.
Health Minister Anil Vij said that the state Health Department will soon open Panchkarma Centres in all districts in the state.
In the first phase, these centres would be opened in available place in the districts. For this, all the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to identify available unoccupied building in their respective districts, he said.
All these Panchkarma Centres would be operational on no-profit-no-loss basis.
"Natural medical care would be provided in these centers," Vij added.