New Delhi: The government has launched a voluntary quality certificate for the Rs.10,000 crore Indian ayurvedic drug industry to make it more competitive internationally, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.
In a written question, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare S. Gandhiselvan said the department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) has collaborated with the Quality Council of India in issuing the quality certificate.
Till now, eight ayurvedic companies have got these certificates. The department comes under the health ministry.
"This certification would enable industry to demonstrate compliance to international norms through independent, third party certification which would facilitate exports," he said.