Various Schemes to Implemented by Government Propagate AYUSH System of Medicine



Various Schemes to Implemented by Government Propagate AYUSH System of Medicine


The Ministry of AYUSH is implementing various Central Sector and Centrally sponsored Schemes. Through these schemes Ministry is promoting and propagating AYUSH system in the country.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Scheme: - This is a Central Sector Scheme. The main aim of the scheme is creating of awareness amongst the citizens about the efficacy of the AYUSH systems, their cost effectiveness and the availability of herbs used for prevention and treatment of common ailments at their doorsteps through various channels including the production of audio-visual educational material to achieve the objectives of health for all.

Public Health Initiatives (PHI) :- This is a Central Sector Scheme. The main aim of the scheme is to promote AYUSH intervention for community health care and to encourage institutionally qualified AYUSH practitioners in different public health programmes.

National AYUSH Mission :- Ministry of AYUSH has launched National AYUSH Mission during 12th Plan to promote AYUSH medical systems through effective AYUSH services throughout the country.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide cost effective AYUSH services, with a universal access through upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries, co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Role of CCIM in Regulating AYUSH System of Medicine
The Central Council of Indian Medicine(CCIM) is a Statutory body which has been set up as per the provision of the Indian Medicine Central Council(IMCC) Act, 1970 whose objectives include (a) maintenance of the Central Register of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine in the prescribed manner in accordance with the information of practitioners who are enrolled in the State Registers of Indian Systems of Medicine and (b) regulation of standards of education and examinations, qualification and practice in these systems.

The main functions of the Central Council is to evolve uniform standards of education and registration of practitioners in Indian Systems of Medicine. The registration of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine will ensure that medicine is not practiced by those who are not qualified in these systems and those who practice observe a code of ethics in the profession.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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 Government Schemes for Cultivation of Medicinal Plants for AYUSH Purpose

From year 2015-16 onwards, “Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Mission on Medicinal Plants” (NMPB) has been merged with “National AYUSH Mission (NAM)” as a component viz. “Medicinal Plants” and is continuing with the same activities. Under this scheme financial assistance to develop nurseries and cultivation of medicinal plants for AYUSH purpose is provided to all States including State of Uttarakhand.

In addition, under "Central Sector Scheme on Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants" of NMPB, Ministry of AYUSH, the project based financial assistance Rs. 6.25 lakhs per unit is also provided for creation of nurseries covering an area of one hectare. As per scheme guidelines, the assistance is provided to the extent of 100% to public sector / SHGs and 50% of the cost subject to a ceiling of Rs 3.125 Lakhs to private sector.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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 Government to Organise the Second International Yoga Day as a Mega Event
The Government plans to organize massive event to celebrate the Second International Yoga Day on 21 June, 2016. Ministry of AYUSH will conduct following activities to celebrate the Second International Day of Yoga.

• Mass Yoga demonstration following a Common Yoga Protocol on 21st June, 2016.

• A two-day International Conference on “Yoga for Body & Beyond”.

• An International Yoga Fest, as Curtain Raiser to International Day of Yoga during 20-22 April, 2016 at Delhi which has already been organized.

• Mass Media Campaign through radio TV, digital cinema and social media.

• Mobilization of School Children for performing Yoga on 21st June, 2016.

• Various Yoga organizations to provide technical support to State/UTs in Yoga training.

• Yoga organizations to organize camps at various centers.

• States/UTs requested to organize Mass Yoga demonstration at State, District, Block and Panchayat level.

• All Ministries/Departments advised to organize Mass Yoga demonstration in their offices/premises.

• Mobilization of NCC, NSS, Bharat Scouts & Guides, NYKS and other organizations for organization of Mass Yoga Demonstration and other events on the occasion.

• Mass Yoga Demonstration to be organized abroad through Indian Missions.

• Central Council for Yoga & Naturopathy to organize one month training session in Common Yoga Protocol in each district through Yoga Institutions, NGOs, District Administration, etc. culminating in organization of Mass Yoga Demonstration on 21th June 2016.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.  

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