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EXPLAINED: REGIONAL RAW DRUG REPOSITORY (RRDR)

EXPLAINED: REGIONAL RAW DRUG REPOSITORY (RRDR)

Context

National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH to setup region-based Regional Raw Drug Repositories (RRDRs) in respect of raw drugs used in the Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) systems of medicine.

Objectives of Regional Raw Drug Repositories (RRDRs)

The key objectives of establishing these repositories are to:

  • Act as a collection centre of raw drugs available and used in each region.
  • Act as an accredited reference library for authentication of raw drugs.
  • Establish standard protocols and keys for authentication of raw drug used in the herbal industries.
  • Act as an educational Centre for disseminating general awareness about the usefulness of raw drugs.

Proposed regions for setting up RRDRs

  • Himalayan Region (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir).
  • Western Region (Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujrat).
  • Northern Region (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand).
  • Central Region (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh).
  • Eastern Region (West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim).
  • North Eastern Region (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur).
  • Southern (A) Region (Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana).
  • Southern (B) & Island Region (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar.

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