Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is one of the most important cereal crop plants belonging to family Poaceae. The genus Hordeum includes approximately thirty species that are indigenous to four continents. Barley serves as a substrate for the production of alcoholic beverages, in particular beer. Barley is a nutritionally rich cereal because it has a high carbohydrate concentration; moderate protein content, high dietary fiber content especially β-glucan and it is a good source of phosphorus and potassium. In common language, it is known by the name “Jau ka sattu” sattu is a urdu word which means powdered barley. The barley is roasted, powdered and then mixed with water to make it palatable. It is an excellent remedy for the summer season. It is easily digestible and has tremendous role in the resistance potential against diseases. The regular intake of barley juice excretes the toxins from the body and the intestines through the urinary tract. This process is mainly triggered by a group of sugars called β-glucans which are present in the cell walls of barley. It is therefore helpful in cleansing the internal system of the body. Barley also contains trace elements like zinc, selenium and copper which imparts a major contribution in detoxification. It also supports the metabolic processes and aids in strengthening and detoxifying the liver. It is also helpful in eradicating the accumulated harmful heavy metals including lead which may be the cause of many behavioral and learning disorders. Barley water acts as a diuretic, it is considered to be a natural remedy for urinary tract infections. Barley juice can also be sprinkled over rice. Barley may also be used as an adjuant in khichdi.
For every challenge we face - unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness - a great education is a major component of the solution. From Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi or any prime minister of India cannot fulfil commitment of employment because they do not know how. They do not know demand supply chain. Indian pharmaceutical industry is providing 10 million jobs for skilled and unskilled workers.
Trump over and again creates buzz of false nationalist to grab the media coverage. It is trend now globally, politicians talk in all front without validated data. We strongly disagree with the observations made by USTR that India and China are involved in manufacturing substandard generic medicine. USTR is The Office of the United States Trade Representative is the United States government agency responsible for developing and recommending United States trade policy to the President of the United States.
It is an old adage “Rome was not built in a day “Similarly global super power tag not attached to Indian Pharma Industries in a day. Regulators worked day and night in policy making, implementation and coordination with industry and global regulatory agencies for better administration. Two Singham, Dr.Surender Singh & Dr.G.N.Singh made CDSCO proactive and stronger in terms of transparency and administration.
Honourable regulators, legal advisors and manufacturers please justify as why stability is mandatory to get product permission whether old drug or a new drug. Sharing facts and asking questions as why it so happening into the pharmaceutical industry over and again. Drug and Cosmetic Act is in place to regulate the pharmaceutical industry then why everyday new circular is coming to the industry people.
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