Ministry of AYUSH has issued a Press Release on standardization in the field of Ayush. This press release was issued on 1st June, 2023.
BIS has notified 31 Indian standards related to Ayush, which includes 30 herbs and 1 product (stainless steel neti pot).
BIS has also created an additional department for enabling dedicated focus on Ayush at BIS. The move is intended to not merely provide an impetus to the process of standardization but also to aid Ministry of Ayush objectives to ensure quality of Ayush products and services at all levels.
Moreover, BIS has also taken the initiative to formulate International Standards in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). On the advice of BIS, a Working Group (WG–10) on ‘Traditional Medicine’ has been created in the ISO/TC-215 ‘Health Informatics’.