34 Palm Leaf Manuscripts Converted into Printed Books by CCRAS: AYUSH Minister

New Delhi: Under the literary research programme conducted by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous organization under Ministry of AYUSH, the ancient manuscripts including palm leaves are collected and digitized from time to time. A total of 3568 manuscripts have been collected. Out of these, 92 are palm leaf manuscripts. 34 manuscripts have been further converted into printed books and four Ayurvedic works have been converted to e-book form.

The funds allocated to CCRAS are in the form of Central Sector Scheme. The details of the fund allocation/disbursal are as below:-

(Rs.in lakhs)

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Plan Non-Plan Plan Non-Plan Plan Non-Plan
Rs.7,615.03 Rs.8,072.00 Rs.8,355.91 Rs.8,136.00 Rs.7,000.00 Rs.8,400.00


Details of tangible outputs of research projects undertaken by CCRAS during last 3 years


S.No. Main Activities Achievements 2014-15 Achievements 2015-16 Achievements 2016-17
1. Clinical Research Projects 8 completed


10 completed


10 completed


2. Medicinal Plant Research 1 completed


3 completed


5 completed


3. Drug Standardization & Quality assurance 1 completed


3 completed


4. Pharmacology Research – Safety toxicity 4 completed


5 completed


1 completed


5. Literary Research Project 5 completed


3 completed 3 completed
6. Books/monograph published 8 8 9
7. Tribal Health Care Research 65670 Population covered and 18427 patients benefitted in 236 villages


108311 Population covered and 36031 patients benefitted in 341 villages


113067 Population covered and 40416 patients benefitted in 366 villages


Folk Claim documented-140 Folk Claim documented – 252 Folk Claim documented – 195
8. Ayurveda Mobile Health Care Programme  under SCSP 51001 Populations surveyed and 18081 patients benefited in 105 Villages of 18 States 154263 Populations surveyed and 79269 patients benefited in 220 Villages of 18 States
9. Swasthya Rakshan Programme 24308 patients benefited in 96 Villages of 19 States 114941 patients benefited in 153 Villages of 19 States
10. Integration of AYUSH component with National Programme for prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular disease and Stroke (NPCDCS). Total 31910 patients enrolled for NCD and 77565 patients enrolled for Yoga classes at 3 districts in 3 states viz. Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Gaya (Bihar)


11. Ayurvedic Health centre under NE plan-

Inititated at 20 centres in 3 states.

State Centre Patients
Assam 10 8746
Sikkim 4 5964
Arunachal Pradesh 6 8631


This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.