Wormivet: Herbal Medication developed by NIF to treat worms
The National Innovation foundation India has developed an indigenous herbal medicine called Wormivet. It is an alternative to chemical methods that are currently being used to treat worms.
The Wormivet is used to treat endoparasite worms in livestock. A patent has been filed on the invention. The patent has been given in the name of Grassroots knowledge.
Internal Parasite in worms leads to loss in body weight, anemia, loss in reproductive health. It limits growth and productivity. On the other hand, inappropriate use of chemical dewormers creates resistance.
The National Innovation Foundation operates under Department of Science and Technology. It works to provide support to grass root innovations. Also, it organizes an annual competition called IGNITE along with CBSE board.
Grass root Innovations
The Intellectual Property Rights of India recognizes grassroot innovations and also traditional knowledge practices. This is more common in the fields of agriculture, veterinary science and human health. The Grass root level innovations are inventions made by common people.
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