National Ayush Mission – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department : Ministry of AYUSH
AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. Sowa-Rigpa is also covered under AYUSH.
Objective: To provide cost effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country by improving access to the services
  • Mission has 4 components:
    • AYUSH Services : Give universal access
    • AYUSH Educational Institutions : Strengthen them
    • Quality Control of AYUSH Drugs : Set norms and regulate them
    • Medicinal Plants : Ensure their supply
  • The resource allocation by centre to the States/UTs is proposed on the basis of population, backwardness and performance of the State/UT
  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • It aims to address gaps in health services through supporting efforts of State/UTs for providing AYUSH health services and education in country,
particularly in vulnerable and far-flung areas.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2014
  • Scheme is now extended for another five years till 2026.

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