Indian Traditional Sciences APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote and facilitate informed discussions on issues concerning all Indian Traditional Sciences practised in the UK and abroad (Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Vastu, Unani and Sangeet) for inclusion into the NHS by providing a forum for cross-party parliamentarians, senior policy makers, academics, practitioners, leading community figures and stakeholders.

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Recent Documents related to Indian Traditional Sciences

1. UK and India research partnership reaches £400 million
18/04/2018 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Partnership. Announcement comes as part of the Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK today. Science

2. UK and India research partnership reaches £400 million
18/04/2018 - Met Office
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Found: Partnership. Announcement comes as part of the Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK today. Science

3. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
11/06/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: Assembly in 2015; further recognises Indian Traditional Sciences, the aim of which is prevention of disease

4. Using Waste Plastics in Road Construction
01/08/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: (Kalantar et al. , 2012; Vasudevan et al. , 2012; Indian Road Congress, 2013) . Laboratory and field performance

5. The India-UK future manufacturing report
31/10/2017 - Innovate UK
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Found: 16Potential innovation in advanced manufacturing 18The Indian perspective 18The UK perspective 19Scope

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Indian Traditional Sciences

1. Science and Innovation Strategy
23/10/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: few remarks about the latest publication on life sciences and industrial strategy.The basis of the - Speech Link
2: life sciences. I know that the Minister is particularly interested in this area. The life sciences strategy - Speech Link
3: challenge, bringing together under one roof both the traditional research councils and the relatively new Innovation - Speech Link
4: I welcome Sir John Bell’s work on the life sciences industrial strategy and the ambition for this - Speech Link

2. Banknote Diversity
02/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: inclusive attitude in one of our oldest and most traditional institutions.Such positive action would - Speech Link

3. British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship)
16/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: descended from individuals born in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register as British overseas - Speech Link

4. India: Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
25/02/2020 - Grand Committee

1: contribution to this country of a large number of Indian immigrant families. Many of our senior scientists - Speech Link
2: marking the 70th year since the ratification of the Indian constitution in 1950, my noble friend’s compelling - Speech Link

5. Government Support for Business
26/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: created a further threat to our beleaguered traditional town centres. Had previous Governments applied - Speech Link
2: Department of Health and Social Care, on life sciences, which my hon. Friend described as one of the - Speech Link

6. Armistice Day: Centenary
05/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: down their lives. They left their homes in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Newfoundland - Speech Link
2: December 1917. Once his army had been reinforced with Indian and Empire troops to replace those withdrawn for - Speech Link
3: a different course”.The swift arrival of Indian troops on the Western Front in September 1914 was - Speech Link

7. Armistice Day: Centenary
05/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: heard many contributions, particularly about the Indian army, but armies from across the Empire came to - Speech Link
2: Empire and Commonwealth. He noted how the arrival of Indian troops had averted disaster on the Western Front - Speech Link
3: sense of gratitude that the intervention of the Indian soldiers has been mentioned quite a few times in - Speech Link
4: and he too was a captain, but a captain in the Indian Army. Why do I keep that citation on my wall? Because - Speech Link
5: They did so because they were encouraged by the Indian leadership. The noble Lord, Lord Gadhia, said that - Speech Link
6: Lord, Lord Bilimoria, said about members of the Indian Army not being able to get commissions. The gulf - Speech Link
7: Expeditionary Force were the regular soldiers of the Indian Army. In addition to them, the military authorities - Speech Link

8. De La Rue: Gateshead
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: development hub. The right hon. Gentleman speaks of life sciences development. Of the £3.4 billion that the Government - Speech Link
2: our manufacturing base and ensure that those traditional jobs are not left to slide because of new developments - Speech Link
3: absolutely right. We need to make sure that those traditional jobs are maintained, but also see where we can - Speech Link

9. Leaving the EU: NHS
22/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: a trial. Also, the Minister should look at the Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani - Speech Link
2: The Committee heard a lot of evidence about life sciences when producing this report. I have been astounded - Speech Link
3: on the benefits he saw of importing Chinese and Indian homeopathic medicine to this country? Does that - Speech Link
4: has already been referred to, the Scottish life sciences sector is important. It employs 37,000 people - Speech Link

10. Higher Education (Fee Limits for Accelerated Courses) (England) Regulations 2018
29/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: research leave or vacation breaks outside the traditional summer period. These providers also assert that - Speech Link
2: already been looked at, but are they as robust as traditional three-year courses? I wonder how the international - Speech Link
3: these regulations, there was no incentive for traditional universities to set up two-year degrees, which - Speech Link
4: doing, whether they are in the humanities or the sciences? It seems to be something that is easily forgotten - Speech Link
5: that he mentioned, such as engineering or the sciences, to increase student choice.My second concern - Speech Link
6: higher course subjects such as engineering or the sciences to further increase student choice. I was taken - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Indian Traditional Sciences
1. Food: Origin Marking
asked by: David Jones
10/02/2020
... what the arrangements will be for the oversight of the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed status of British regional and traditional food after the transition period.

2. Kashmir: Politics and Government
asked by: Ruth Jones
09/09/2019
... from the Indian Constitution.

3. Kashmir: Politics and Government
asked by: Jim McMahon
05/09/2019
... from the Indian Constitution.

4. Life Sciences: Research
asked by: Helen Hayes
07/09/2020
... what support his Department is providing to the life sciences sector to help ensure that life sciences research does not suffer long-term damage as a result of the covid-19 lockdown.

5. Trees: Fruit
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
16/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of traditional orchards in England that are in a favourable condition.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Lord Hussain Portrait
Lord Hussain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Ranger Portrait
Lord Ranger
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
British Sikhs
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6080.

Email: sharmav@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Amarjeet S Bhamra, PO Box 1, Windsor SL4 4UZ

Email: indiansciences@gmail.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Indian Traditional Sciences APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Indian Traditional Sciences APPG

Former APPG Officers
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Rana Portrait
Lord Rana
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Suri Portrait
Lord Suri
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Keith Vaz Portrait
Keith Vaz
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Leicester East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Patel of Blackburn Portrait
Lord Patel of Blackburn
Vice-Chair
Labour - Deceased - 29 May 2019
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Vice-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
Matthew Offord Portrait
Matthew Offord
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Hendon
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
Lord Stone of Blackheath Portrait
Lord Stone of Blackheath
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Egypt , Olympic and Paralympic Games