Technical consultancy organisation Kitco has been chosen as the consultant for setting up an International Research Institute of Ayurveda (IRIA) at Kalliad in Kannur at a cost of Rs. 300 crore.
The State government is setting up the institute under the National Ayush Mission. Kitco has to submit a detailed project report (DPR) in three months, said a press release.
The project involves setting up of a research centre, hospital building, herbal garden, museum building, residential accommodation for staff and scientists, procuring equipment, laboratory facilities, guest house and plant building. The centre will take up research in rehabilitative medicine, curative and preventive medicine. The project will come up on 200 acres and total built up area will be 68,000 square metre.