Cabinet approves JDI between Germany and India on alternative medicine

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.The signing of the JDl will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional and alternative medicine.There are no additional financial implications involved. The financial resources necessary to conduct research, training courses, conferences and meetings will be met from the existing allocated budget and existing plan schemes of Ministry of AYUSH.India is blessed with well-developed systems of traditional medicine which hold tremendous potential in the global health scenario.Germany has considerable interest in Traditional Systems of Medicine.The pact would also enable cooperation in satellite communication and satellite based navigation, planetary exploration, use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system and application of space technology.

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