Thrissur Ayurveda cluster is an Ayurveda cluster situated in KINFRA Park in Koratty in Thrissur District. The cluster is meant for a comprehensive development of Kerala brand of Ayurvedic products and train the manufacturers of Ayurveda products on the importance of safety, quality and efficacy. The cluster have facilities for testing and analysis, process product validation, safety study and manufacture. The cluster is approved by the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
Koratty is a census town in Thrissur district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a main centre of Marian Pilgrimage.
Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.
The Government of India in 2005 sanctioned Rs 29 crore for setting up an Ayurveda cluster in Thrissur District to develop Ayurvedic products so as to compete in the international markets. The cluster is implemented by a consortium of 62 Ayurveda products manufacturers in Kerala known as Confederation for Ayurvedic Renaissance Keralam Ltd (CARe-Keralam), Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) and Kerala Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC).
The Government of India, often abbreviated as GoI, is the union government created by the constitution of India as the legislative, executive and judicial authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories of a constitutionally democratic republic. It is located in New Delhi, the capital of India.
Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is a government agency under the government of the Indian state of Kerala headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram. It undertakes development of industrial estates to nurture industrialization in the state. Dr. G.C.Gopala Pillai, the former CMD of FACT, Ernakulam was at its helm for the first 12 years and was instrumental in the growth of KINFRA as an industrial facilitator in the state of Kerala. It is now led by Mr. S. Ramnath, a protégé of Dr. Pillai.
The cluster unit was set up on 5 acres of land at the Kinfra Park and started working in 2010. The cluster includes five buildings, one godown, one museum, one analytical laboratory, one process validation lab, one toxicology lab and one common production centre. The area of the buildings comes around 60,000 square feet. In the second phase of development, the production area will be increased. The Government of India and Department of Ayush, under Ministry of Health has also set up a Rs 20-crore quality testing facility in the cluster for exporters of Ayurveda medicine. The cluster has 53 manufacturing units as members and can be increased. About 20,000 direct job opportunities would be generated in phases.
Thrissur, originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fifth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Thrissur is also known as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. One of the very famous cultural events in Thrissur includes Thrissur Pooram, which is world-famous and attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers.
Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of alternative medicine. In countries beyond India, Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in general wellness applications and in some cases in medical use.
Infopark, Kochi is an information technology park situated in the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. Established in 2004 by the Government of Kerala, the park is spread over 260 acres (105.2 ha) of campus across two phases. Infopark Phase 1 is spread over a 101 acres (40.9 ha) campus with 3,200,000 sq ft (297,300 m2) of operational built-up space as of 2014, housing over 200 companies which employ close to 32,000 professionals. An additional 2,000,000 sq ft (185,800 m2) is under construction as part of Phase I expansion. Infopark Phase II is spread over 160 acres (64.7 ha) of campus which would have a total built-up space of 8,000,000 sq ft (743,200 m2) upon completion and would employ close to 80,000 professionals. The notable tenants in the park include native giants like Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Wipro, HCL, UST Global, IBS Software Services etc. and foreign corporations like KPMG, Ernst & Young, EXL Service, Etisalat, Hubbell, Northgate, Nielsen Audio, Xerox, Conduent etc.
Kangarappady is located in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India.
The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in the field of alternative medicines including ayurveda, yoga, unani, naturopathy, siddha and homoeopathy. The ministry is headed by a Minister of State which is currently occupied by Shripad Naik.
The city of Thrissur, the Cultural Capital of Kerala, is also considered as a major commercial and business hub of South India. It is said to be the heartland of Kerala's business acumen and home to most every leading Malayali entrepreneurs. The city which is famous for Bullion, Banking and its Business acumen, is the darling of investors in Kerala. Thrissur city is also referred as the Golden city of India. It manufactures 70% of plain gold jewellery in Kerala per day. According to a survey, Thrissur city has been placed on 7th among the ten cities in India to reside. According to Registrar of Companies, the period from 1 January – 31 March 2010, 87 companies were registered in Thrissur city and stood second in Kerala after Cochin. Thrissur's traditional strength lies in best entrepreneurial and financial capabilities.
Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala is an Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical company situated in Thaikkattussery, near Ollur. It is managed by Thaikkattusseri Eledathu Thaikkattu Family, one among the Ashtavaidya families of Kerala. Vaidyaratnam runs a NABH accredited nursing home by name Vaidyaratnam Nursing Home and an Ayurvedic Medical College apart from two ISO certified manufacturing plants in Thrissur and an R&D centre in Thaikkattussery, under the flagship of Vaidyaratnam. .
Oushadhi or Pharmaceutical Corporation Kerala Ltd is an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing company situated in Kuttanellur, in Thrissur City of Kerala state. It is a 100% Government of Kerala owned company and produces around 450 ayurvedic formulations.
Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss a.k.a. E. T. Narayanan Mooss is an Ayurvedic physician and the Chief Physician and Managing Partner of Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contribution to the field of medicine specific to Ayurveda.
National Research Institute for Panchakarma (NRIP) at Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur district, is the only organisation in the public sector for research and development in Indian systems of medicine, especially Panchakarma related to ayurvedic system. The institute was set up in 1971 on the southern bank of Bharathapuzha river in Cheruthuruthy. The institute comes under the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) of the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The institute is functioning with hospital, laboratories and pharmacy and is undertaking various research activities, especially Clinical Research on Neuromuscular problems and Training programmes to Doctors and Therapists on Panchakarma. The institute also provides intensive training on Panchakarma for Ayurvedic physicians. This institute organises Post-Graduate three-month-long Special Certificate Course in Panchkarma after graduation for Ayurvedic doctors is held twice a year. On 21 October 2010, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare upgraded the institute as a Centre of Excellence.There are opporunities for students who seek to learn and practice Panchakarma course as Masseurs conducted in a gap of every 4-5 years.Seats are limited.Duration of the course is one year.
Amala Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre is a unit of Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, providing Ayurvedic care, Ayurveda research and the manufacturing of Ayurveda medicines. Amala meets the standards set forth by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) under the Quality Council of India.
Guruvayur–Thrissur section is a spur line functioning under Trivandrum railway division of Southern Railway Zone. This is a single Broad Gauge line which begins at Thrissur city in Thrissur District and ends at Guruvayur in Thrissur District of Kerala. The 23 kilometres (14 mi) section was opened for traffic in the year 1994. The line connects the Cultural Capital of Kerala, Thrissur to the Temple Town of Kerala, Guruvayur, the fourth biggest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees per day.
The Gold business in Thrissur is a major revenue earner for the economy of Kerala, India. About 500 kg of gold jewellery is manufactured every year in state, the majority of which is done in Thrissur, making the city a hub of gold business and gold jewellery manufacturing in Kerala and South India. All major jewellery groups in Kerala have manufacturing facility and showrooms in Thrissur.
Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala is an ayurvedic pharmaceutical company situated in Thaikkattusseri, near Ollur, Thrissur city in Kerala state. It is managed by Thaikkattusseri Eledathu Thaikkattu Family, one among the Ashtavaidya families of Kerala. Vaidyaratnam runs a nursing home and an Ayurvedic Medical College apart from two ISO certified manufacturing plants in Thrissur and an R&D centre in Thaikkattussery, under the flagship of Vaidyaratnam.
Thrissur Zoological Park Wildlife Conversation & Research Centre, Puthur is an upcoming zoological park situated in Puthur in Thrissur City of Kerala State in India. All zoos in the state of Kerala is presently managed by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and this will be the first zoo in the state which will be developed and managed by the Department of Forests and Wildlife (Kerala).
Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital and Research Centre is an Ayurvedic eye hospital and research facility based in Koothattukulam, Kochi, Kerala in India. It specializes in treating eye diseases and ailments through Ayurveda. The 350-bed hospital is situated in a 55-acre (22 ha) campus. Late Dr N P P Namboothiri founded the hospital along with his elder brother Narayanan Namboothiri. Over 400 years of traditional wisdom & extensive clinical experience, handed down through generations was combined with modern diagnostic techniques to create the facility. Dr. Narayanan Namboothiri, MD(Ayu) is the chief physician of Sreedhareeyam now.
J. Hareendran Nair is an Indian Ayurveda physician and entrepreneur from Kerala. He is the founder of Pankajakasthuri group of enterprises, a business group which has contributed in promoting and popularising Ayurveda and ayurvedic products across the country. The Government of India, in 2012, honoured him with Padma Shri for his services to the cause of Ayurveda.
BGR-34 is an Ayurvedic drug that is sold in India as an over-the-counter pill for the management of type 2 diabetes. It was developed in 2015 by two laboratories owned by the national government and launched commercially in 2016.