Dehradun: Uttarakhand government has set up a committee to examine the controversial ‘Putrajeevak Beej’, an ayuvedic product which promises a male child, produced by yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s pharmacy.
The three-member committee will submit its report within a week and it would be sent to the Union government, said Surendra Kumar, media adviser of Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
The committee headed by Drug Controller, Ayush, PD Chamoli, has been formed according to the directives of the Centre to the state government, he said.
The product courted controversy when on May 1, Rajya Sabha lawmakers led by JD(U)’s KC Tyagi demanded a ban on the product, which he claimed promises the birth of a male child and sought stringent action against the manufacturer.
However, Baba Ramdev has rejected the allegations saying the medicine helps in curing infertility in women and termed as “false and misleading” the notion that it promises a male child.