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Govt institutes for yoga and naturopathy opening

New Delhi — The Government has been taking several measures for setting up of the Central Research Institute for Yoga and Naturopathy (CRIYN).

A CRIYN has been set-up at Rohini, New Delhi. The first-phase construction of two CRIYNs at Nagmangala (Karnataka) and Jhajjar (Haryana) has been completed. The Government has further approved second phase construction of the building at Nagmangala and Jhajjar and upgrade of the institute at Rohini at a cost of Rs 51.67 crore.

area measuring 20 acre has been obtained from the Government of Odisha for construction of another CRIYN.

Further, under National AYUSH Mission(NAM), the Government of India has provided grants-in-aid during 2014-15 to Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal for setting up of 50-bed integrated AYUSH hospitals, which include yoga and naturopathy systems.

In addition, development of AYUSH educational institutions under the NAM provides for grants-in-aid to these institutions as well as yoga and naturopathy institutes for infrastructure development. Under the said scheme, there is a provision of grant in aid of Rs 3 crore for undergraduate institutions and Rs 4 crore for postgraduate institutions of AYUSH for infrastructural development. Further, there is a provision of grants-in-aid of Rs 10.50 crore for setting up of new AYUSH Educational Institutions in the States where such institutions do not exist in the government sector. This grant is supplementary to the State contribution to complete the project.

The following schemes are being implemented by the ministry to create awareness:

  • Centrally sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission
  • Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of Information, Education & Communication
  • Yoga Training to Police Personnel
  • Expansion of AYUSH CGHS Dispensaries.

Apart from the above, the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy conducts Yoga camps, Yoga classes, education programmes etc. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences organises Tribal Health Care Programme, Integration of AYUSH (Ayurveda) in National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease & Stroke (NPCDCS), and Swathya Rakshan Programme.


The government has made provision for setting up of AYUSH Gram under NAM, wherein one village per block is selected for adoption of method and practice of “AYUSH way of life” and interventions of healthcare. In an AYUSH village, Ayurveda-based lifestyles are promoted through behavioural change communication, training of village health workers towards identification and use of local medicinal herbs and provision of AYUSH health services.

A grant-in aid of Rs 215.15 lakh has been provided to the State and Union Territory governments during 2014-15 for setting up of AYUSH Grams under NAM.

The government approved and notified NAM) on 29 September last year, which envisages better access to AYUSH services, strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions, facilitation of the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani and  drugs, and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials in the States and UTs during 12th Plan.

NAM makes provision for the following:

  • Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs);
  • Upgrade of exclusive State government-run AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries;
  • Setting up of up to 50-bed integrated AYUSH Hospital;
  • Upgrade of State government-run educational institutions;
  • Setting up of new State government-run AYUSH Educational Institutions in the State where it is not available;
  • Strengthening of State government and PSU Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Pharmacies and drug testing laboratories;
  • Cultivation and promotion of medicinal plants;
  • Under the flexible components of the scheme of NAM, provision has been made for following activities:

AYUSH Wellness Centres including Yoga & Naturopathy includes

  1. Tele-medicine
  2. Sports medicine through AYUSH
  3. Innovations in AYUSH including public private partnership
  4. Interest subsidy component for private AYUSH educational institutions
  5. Reimbursement of testing charges
  6. IEC activities
  7. Research and development in areas related to medicinal plants
  8. Voluntary certification scheme, which is -based
  9. Market promotion, market intelligence and buy back interventions
  10. Crop insurance for medicinal plants

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik in written replies to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

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