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Ayurveda college promised funds

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Old-world charm:K.V. Thomas, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs; K. Babu, Minister for Excise and Ports; and Eldhose Kunnappilly, district panchayat president, examine palm frond manuscripts at Government Ayurveda College at Tripunithura on Saturday.
Old-world charm:K.V. Thomas, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs; K. Babu, Minister for Excise and Ports; and Eldhose Kunnappilly, district panchayat president, examine palm frond manuscripts at Government Ayurveda College at Tripunithura on Saturday.

Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K.V. Thomas said funds would be made available for the development of the Government Ayurveda College at Tripunithura, a leading Ayurvedic science centre. He was inaugurating the college’s D-Space Digital Library set up using his local development fund on Saturday.

Mr. Thomas said he had directed the district collector to formulate a special project to make available drinking water on the college campus before November 2.

He said on the basis of the decision taken by the College Development Council, Rs 18.31 lakh had been allotted for purchase of a bus while Rs 9 lakh had been granted for buying an ambulance. Both would be handed over to the college on November 2. He said, funds for the development of ayurvedic colleges and hospitals would be made available from the Union government’s Ayur-Ayush project. Tripunithura’s is the first government Ayurvedic College to have a D-Space Digital Library, readied on a budget of Rs 15 lakh. Minister for Ports K. Babu presided over the function.

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