The Ayush sector is projected to grow to $23.3 billion in 2022, and with India looking to take traditional medicine to the world, its size is likely to grow faster. The upcoming inauguration of the Global Centre of Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar, Gujarat, is a step in that direction. Ahead of the mega event, Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister of Ayush and ports, shipping and waterways, talks to Thirumoy Banerjee about the need for traditional medicine, the road ahead for the sector, and how it could contribute to the growth of the Indian economy. Edited excerpts:
What is the primary goal of the Global Centre of Traditional Medicine (GCTM)?
The WHO GCTM will harness the potential of traditional medicine from across the