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Budget Allocation and Utilization of Funds under the National Ayush Mission

GS paper 2

Syllabus: Issues related to development and management of social sector related to health, National Ayush Mission etc


Source: PIB


  • Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the National AYUSH Mission, the total budget of 3119.46 crores has been allocated/ released as a central share to States/UTs since the inception of the scheme and they have reported an expenditure of Rs. 2290.20 crores.



  • Co-location of AYUSH facilities: The government of India has adopted a strategy of Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), thus enabling the choice the patients for different systems of medicines under a single window.
  • Supported by Ministry of Health and family welfare: The engagement of AYUSH doctors/ paramedics and their training is supported by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under National Health Mission (NHM), while the support for AYUSH infrastructure, equipment/ furniture and medicines are provided by the Ministry of Ayush under National AYUSH Mission (NAM)as shared responsibilities
  • Public Health is a State subject: AYUSH educational institutions come under the purview of respective State/UT Governments.
    • However, under NAM, as per the proposals received from State Governments through State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs), they have been supported for setting up 9 new AYUSH Educational Institutions since the scheme’s inception.

National Ayush Mission:

●     Launched in September 2014 by the Department of AYUSH under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, during the 12th Plan for implementation through States/UTs.

●     Now, it is implemented by the Ministry of Ayush.

●     The scheme involves expansion of the AYUSH sector to promote holistic health of Indians.

●     The Mission addresses the gaps in health services through supporting the efforts of State/UT Governments for providing AYUSH health services/education in the country, particularly in vulnerable and far-flung areas.



Practice Questions:

Q. How is the Government of India protecting traditional knowledge of medicine from patenting by pharmaceutical companies? (UPSC 2019)

Which of the following is/are obligatory components of the National Ayush Mission?

  1. Medicinal plants
  2. Ayush wellness centres
  3. Ayush services
  4. Tele-medicine

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a. 1, 2 and 3

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Ans: (b)


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