AYUSH establishes TKDL in collaboration with CSIR

Q.  AYUSH Ministry has established a TKDL in collaboration with CSIR. What does TKDL stand for?
- Published on 16 Aug 16

a. Traditional Knowhow Digital Library
b. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
c. Traditional Knowledge Digitisation Library
d. Traditional Knowledge Digitisation Lobby

ANSWER: Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
AYUSH Ministry has established a Traditional Knowledge Digital Library in collaboration with CSIR. According to the information provided by CSIR, TKDL comprises more than 2.90 lakh medicinal formulations of Ayurveda, Siddhi and Unani available in the public domain, in 5 international languages namely English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish.
  • To facilitate protection of country‚Äôs traditional knowledge, access of TKDL has been provided to International Patent Offices under the International Agreement.
  • Pre-grant opposition on patent applications along with prior art evidence from TKDL are submitted on a regular basis.
  • Implementing agency of the TKDL project is CSIR; total cost incurred on this project is INR 20 crores.
  • TKDL has prevented the grant of wrong patents in 220 cases

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