The Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India held its Kannur-Kasargod District committee meeting at Kannur on 20-11-12. The Organisation, created primarily to protect the interests and propagate best trade practices in the production and distribution of Ayurveda medicines is a prime force in ensuring the indigenous nature of the traditional medicine systems is preserved, while embracing modern methods in expanding the domains. The meeting, held at the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce, Kannur’s boardroom, had the State Vice President of AMMOI, Dr.U.K.Pavithran presiding. Dr.I.Unnikrishnan Namboothiri of Itoozhi Ayurveda and Mr.Sasidharan Pillai spoke on the regional challenges faced by the Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturers in the current context of new regulations.

It may be recalled that earlier this year, the government had in its budget recognised all ASU products falling under section 25 (d) licence of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (D&C) as drugs, and the complete withdrawal of tax on honey, one of the crucial ingredients in Ayurveda medicine manufacturing.The meeting also saw interactive sessions on the marketing aspects of the Ayurveda Medicines, led by Mr.Vijayarajan & Mrs Jiji.

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