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SMART 2.0

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: PIB

 Context: The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) have jointly launched the ‘SMART 2.0’ (Scope for Mainstreaming Ayurveda Research among Teaching professionals) program.

  • This initiative aims to foster collaborative clinical studies in priority areas of Ayurveda with academic institutions and hospitals across India.

The goal of ‘SMART 2.0’ is to generate tangible evidence demonstrating the efficacy and safety of Ayurvedic interventions through interdisciplinary research methods, translating the findings into public healthcare.

 

The previous version, ‘SMART 1.0,’ covered around 10 diseases with active participation from teaching professionals.