The Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers Association (ADMA) and Vidarbha Drug Manufacturers Association (VDMA) jointly organized a one-day workshop on “Novel Formulation Technology for ASU production”, “Role of Microbiology Control in context of D & C Act 1940” and “National Biodiversity Act (NBA): Basic & its implications to Ayurvedic Industries.” The workshop was held at Hotel The Ashok, Laxmi Nagar, Nagpur.
The inaugural function was presided by Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Baidyanath Ayurveda Company Suresh Sharma. Joint Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration, Nagpur Ashoke Giri was Chief Guest. Others who graced the function included Zakirbhai Vali CMD, Unijules Group, Dr. Ramesh Gautam, National Secretary General Arogya Bharti and Nimesh Shroff, Secretary ADMA and Director of Charak Pharma, Mumbai.
President of VDMA Satish Vyawahare, welcomed the dignitaries and MD Shivayu Ayurveda Limited Vijay Sharma explained the objectives of the workshop.
Nimish Shroff and Shashank Sandu elaborated about the working and achievements of ADMA.
Zakirbhai Vali expressed concern over the interpretation and implementation of the NBA Act. He also said that it will be of great difficulty for micro & small industries.
Ashok Giri, the Joint Commissioner stressed on implementation of quality policies in formulation of Ayurvedic Medicine and also suggested to work in an organized way in the field of medicinal plants cultivation. He narrated a few incidents of backing out of middle men in medicinal cultivation, which was a very bad experience for the cultivators and they stopped venturing into it. To ensure the crop profit, an MOU between the agriculturist and industry is the solution for this, he said.
In his presidential speech, Suresh Sharma showed his concern about Act and also requested all to approach in united form. Such workshop to upgrade the knowledge of the industrialists should be periodically organized. Organization like Arogya Bharti should work in accordance with Business Organization for the awareness of this science, Sharma added.
Other dignitaries also expressed their views in the workshop.
The proceedings were conducted by Chetan Marwah, MD, Herbs India and formal vote of thanks was proposed by workshop convener Pranay Tidke, Director, Aroma Herbs.