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Background


The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November' 2014. Earlier it was known as the Department  of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) which 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 provide focused attention for  the development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani,  Siddha and Homoeopathy. 

Objectives:

  1. To upgrade the educational standards  of Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges in the country.
  2. To strengthen existing research institutions and  to ensure a time-bound research programme on identified diseases for which these  systems have an effective treatment.
  3. To draw up schemes for promotion, cultivation and  regeneration of medicinal plants used in these systems.
  4. To evolve Pharmacopoeial standards for Indian Systems  of Medicine and Homoeopathy drugs.