Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Revenue Department to initiate the process of allotment of a suitable land in and around Raha in Nagaon district in Assam for the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).
CM ordered to complete the process within 10 days so as to hand over the land to the concerned authority for setting up of the Institute. It will be second institute of its kind after New Delhi.
In a statement, Sonowal said that the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India has expressed its keenness of setting up of a state-of-the-art All India Institute of Ayurveda in Raha.
The State Government has decided Raha to be the site for the proposed institute and several hundred crores will be involved for the construction of the same.
The Union Minister of State (I/C) for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, Shripad Naik vide a letter dated June 16, 2016 to the Chief Minister conveyed the Ministry’s intention in setting up of All India Institute of Ayurveda in Assam.
The Assam government also handed over land for setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Changsari near the state capital, Guwahati.