Digitization, Cataloguing and Transcription of Ayurveda Manuscripts in Karnataka, under The Dept. Of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Govt. of India.
Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) are codified knowledge systems containing wealth of information. There are estimated to be around 1,00,000 medical manuscripts in different languages and scripts in Public and private collections in India and abroad. An extremely small fraction (less than 1%) of these manuscripts is actually published. There is no comprehensive catalogue of the medical manuscripts of India with their locations. A large body of AYUSH knowledge exists in the country in the form of classical text material, manuscripts, scientific outcomes, personal experiences, folklore, local health practices, ethno-medicine, tribal medicine etc. This information needs to be properly catalogued and digitized in user-friendly manner and make it easily accessible as well as protected.
Objectives of the scheme