Now good time for AYUSH, Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme and Central Sector Schemes including National AYUSH Mission for development and promotion of these system of medicine
The Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme and Central Sector Schemes including National AYUSH Mission for development and promotion of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in the country.
Under National AYUSH Mission (NAM), certain States have submitted State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) for an amount more than their entitled resource pool as allocated by Government of India. However, grant-in-aid has been released to the States in accordance to their resource pool and other eligibility condition of the Scheme guideline. In the year 2014-15, an amount of Rs 7528.71 lakhs was released to the states as grant-in-aid under AYUSH Mission . In 2015-16, an amount of Rs 10849.57 lakhs has already been released as grant-in-aid under the Mission.
As health is a State Subject, setting up of new institutions are under the purview of concerned State/UT Governments. However, under the component of AYUSH Educational Institutions & AYUSH Services of NAM there are provisions to set up new State Government AYUSH colleges & hospitals and upgrade the existing institutions.
Further, three new autonomous institutes under Government of India viz. All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Shillong and North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh are in advance stage of construction.
As health is a State Subject, development of AYUSH city and villages are under the purview of concerned State/UT Governments. However, under the component of AYUSH Services of NAM, there is provision of financial assistance for AYUSH Gram.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.