Last Updated On: 15/06/2015


Background

Background       

          The Ministry of AYUSH is formed in 9th November 2014. The Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March 1995 and renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003, with a view to providing focused attention to development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems.

Objectives:

          To upgrade the educational standards in Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges in the country.

·        To strengthen existing research institutions and ensure a time-bound research programme on identified diseases for which these systems have an effective treatment.

·        To draw up schemes for promotions, cultivations and regeneration of medicinal plants used in these systems.

·        To evolve Pharmacopoeial standards for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy drugs.