The 6th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 1 – 5 November 2014, bringing together diverse stakeholders of Ayurveda on a common, meaningful and popular platform, thereby propagating the practice, science and trade of our ancient, indigenous science.
The focal theme this year is “Health Challenges and Ayurveda”, and to effectively execute the event, the World Ayurveda Foundation will be going through the process of constituting the National Steering Committee and the State Working Committees.
These bodies will have the participation from the government, research institutions, ayurvedic physicians, scholars and students of Ayurveda to make the 6th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo 2014, the stepping stone to a glorious phase in realising Ayurveda’s potential.
The annual reports of the Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) confirm that the popularity of Ayurveda and Ayurveda commerce have improved tremendously since 2002. Foreign trade of AYUSH products increased by 48% over the previous year- a rise of `5862 million. The figure touched `13,119 million in 2009/10, as per data available from DGCIS and Pharmexcil Research. The trade in AYUSH sector has been growing at CAGR of 20%–25% since the first WAC in 2002. Bulk of the trade related to AYUSH is contributed by Ayurveda. This international trade in botanicals is second only to China and that too by just a whisker. That day is not very far where the need for Indian botanicals will rise phenomenally with a backdrop of proven use over 5000 years under the scientific rationale that Ayurveda offers.