Traditional Knowledge Digital Library is a knowledge repository of the traditional knowledge. Setup by the Indian government, the objective of this library is to protect the ancient and traditional knowledge of the country from exploitation such as bio-piracy and unethical patents.
Data on 65,000 formulations in Ayurveda, 70,000 in Unani and 3,000 in Siddha had already been put in the TKDL, and is being made available in five languages — English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese.
The data relating to only 7,000 formulations each in Unani and Siddha, and 1,500 postures in yoga remained to be included and the entire process was expected to be completed by December, 2008.
TKDL is a collaborative project of
- the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (Dept of AYUSH), in the central Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and,
- the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the central Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The project was taken up in 2001.
See also Edit
- Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge by D.P. Agrawal
- India hits back in 'bio-piracy' battle
- India to protect herbal remedies
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- NPR's Newshour India Works to Shield Traditional Knowledge from Modern Copyrights