Measures for Promotion of Homoeopathy




Measures for Promotion of Homoeopathy 

The Central Government has constituted Central Council of Homoeopathy under the provisions of Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 to regulate education and practice of Homoeopathy. 


The Central Government has also established an apex Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to carry out research activities in different aspects of Homoeopathy. It has a network of 22 research centers and 05 Homoeopathic treatment centers and is carrying out intramural research including collaboration with institutes of excellence. CCRH is undertaking various public health initiative programmes like ‘Homoeopathy for healthy child’ with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RSBK) launched by Government of India, and Integrating AYSUH systems (Homoeopathy) in National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 

The Central Government has provided treatment facilities in Homeopathy under its CGHS Scheme in seventeen (17) different towns and cities. 

The Central Government is in the process of establishment of a North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy at Shillong. 

Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a centrally Sponsored Scheme on 29.09.2014, which inter alia includes the component of AYUSH services, where there is provision of financial assistance for co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), upgradation of existing Government AYUSH hospitals, setting up of 50 bedded integrated AYUSH hospitals and supply of essential drugs to AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries including Homoeopathy system. 

An amount of Rs 2312.205 lakhs (Rs. 1778.285 Lakh as central Share and Rs. 533.92 lakhs as State share) has been indicated as resource pool for the year 2015-16 to the state of Rajasthan under National AYUSH Mission (NAM) including Homoeopathy system of Medicine. 

This information was given by the Minister of State, AYUSH(IC), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 


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Comprehensive Policy for Promotion of AYUSH Practices 


The Government has laid down the national policy on Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy-2002 which inter alia envisage overall growth and development of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. The Government of India formulated the programmes and operational measures for promotion of AYUSH medical practices like Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy through Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) and various Central Sector Schemes as per the details furnished below:

CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME OF NATIONAL AYUSH MISSION (NAM) AND OTHER MAJOR CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEMES FOR PROMOTION OF AYUSH MEDICAL PRACTICES LIKE AYURVEDA, YOGA AND NATUROPATHY

1. National AYUSH Mission (NAM)

The Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29.09.2014 which envisages better access to AYUSH services; strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani& Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials in the States/UTs during 12th Plan.
The new initiatives under NAM include School Health Programme through AYUSH, Public Health outreach activity to focus on increasing awareness about AYUSH strength in managing community health problems, adoption of villages for propagating AYUSH way of life and interventions of health care through AYUSH Gram, early prevention of non-communicable diseases and promotion of health care by way of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) integrated with the principles and practices of AYUSH systems and Yoga and Naturopathy wellness centres.

2.         Central Sector Scheme for promotion of Information, Education and Communication

The Ministry of AYUSH has been implementing the Central Sector Scheme for promotion of Information, Education and Communication in AYUSH for creation of awareness amongst the masses about the efficacy of the AYUSH systems, their cost-effectiveness and dissemination of proven results or Research and Development work conducted in AYUSH systems.
            The Scheme provides for organization of Arogya Fairs both at the National and State Level; participation in Health Fairs/ Melas / Exhibitions organized by Government Departments, State Governments and other reputed Organizations; preparation and distribution of authentic Publicity material on AYUSH Systems including Multi-media/print media campaigns, audio visual materials for popularization of AYUSH Systems; providing financial assistance to reputed organizations, NGOs, educational/ research institutes for organizing Seminars, Conferences, Symposiums, Workshop, meeting, etc. on AYUSH Systems and providing incentives to AYUSH Industry to participate in Arogya and other Fairs/ Melas/ Exhibitions/ Conferences/ Seminars etc.

3.         Central Sector Scheme for “Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants”:

            Central Sector Scheme for “Conservation, Development, and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” was approved by Government to provide support for Survey, Inventorization, in-situ conservation, ex-situ conservation/ herbal gardens, linkage with JFMCs, Research and Development etc. The Scheme is being implemented since 2008 and continued during the 12th Plan.

4. Centre of Excellence Scheme:

The main aim of the scheme is to support creative and innovative proposals for upgrading both functions and facilities of reputed AYUSH institutions to levels of excellence. Both the Government as well as private organizations are eligible under this scheme. Maximum Rs.10.00 Crore is provided to the grantee organization for a period of three years for implementing the scheme.

5. Public Health Initiatives:

Ministry of AYUSH is implementing one Central Sector Grant-in Aid Scheme for promotion of AYUSH Intervention in Public Health Initiatives. The main aim of the scheme is to promote AYUSH intervention for community health care and to encourage utilization of AYUSH practitioners in different public health programmes. Both Government as well as private organizations are eligible under this scheme. Maximum Rs.1.50 Crore are provided to the grantee organization for the period of three years for implementing the scheme.


This information was given by the Minister of State, AYUSH(IC), Shri  Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha  today.

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Budgetary Allocated Funds for AYUSH 

For Ministry of AYUSH a total Budgetary provision of Rs.1214 crore has been earmarked for the current financial year 2015-16. Out of the above Rs.1008 crore are earmarked for Plan and Rs.206 crore are earmarked for Non-Plan. Out of the Plan Budget Rs.690 crore is earmarked for Central Sector Schemes and Rs.318 crore for Centrally Sponsored Schemes. The above outlay is proposed to be distributed amongst various Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored schemes of the Ministry. The amount will be spent in accordance with the guidelines stipulated in the scheme documents, General Financial Rules and keeping in view instructions issued by the Government of India, from time to time. 

More provision is likely to be needed in case of Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘National Ayush Mission’(NAM) under Promotion of AYUSH, which was approved and notified on 29.9.2014 as the States/UTs are gearing up to absorb the funds for development and promotion of AYUSH. 

This information was given by the Minister of State, AYUSH(IC), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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Recognition for BNYS Degree Courses 

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences (BNYS) is a combined Naturopathy and Yoga 5½ years Degree course. Many Institutions under different Universities are conducting three years Degree Course in Yoga, two years Master Degree Course in Yoga and also Ph. D programmes; besides, diploma/ certificate courses of various durations. Those, who have studied (BNYS) degree from a recognized University, are eligible to be registered as doctors in Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences. Those, who have studied any degree/ diploma such as B.A/ B.Sc./ M.A./ M.Sc., Diploma/ Certificate courses in Yoga normally work as Yoga Teacher/ Instructor/ Therapist, but they are not registered as Yoga doctors. 

A Task Force has been constituted by the Ministry to deliberate and make recommendations on various important issues concerning the Ministry of AYUSH, including the preferred option for promotion, development and regulation of yoga & naturopathy for education and practice. 

This information was given by the Minister of State, AYUSH(IC), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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President of India condoles the loss of lives in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh. 

In a message to Shri Ram Naresh Yadav, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, the President has said “I am saddened to learn that a bus carrying passengers met with an accident yesterday and caught fire in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district leading to the loss of lives and injury to many. I understand relief operations are currently underway. 

I call upon the State Government and other agencies to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured. 

Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I also wish speedy recovery to the injured persons”. 

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