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Status of AYUSH

New Delhi — The total plan actual expenditure incurred during the year 2014-15 is Rs 462.27 Crore for the development of AYUSH including AYUSH infrastructure.

At present 89 posts of Ayurvedic doctors have been sanctioned in the Ministry of AYUSH, to be posted in the Ministry itself and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Dispensaries of Government of India. Out of 89 posts sanctioned 67 posts are filled. However, the on the number of AYUSH doctors posted in the hospitals under State/UT Governments is not maintained by Government of India. Further, as per the data received from States and Union Territories, 7,36,538 registered AYUSH practitioners are available in the country as on 1 April 2014.

There is no plan to establish 18 AYUSH colleges by the government. However, under section 13 A of Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, permission was granted to establish 19 Ayurveda (1 government and 18 private) and 2 Unani private colleges in the academic session 2014-15.

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

Scientific validation

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and Central Council for Research in Unani medicine (CCRUM), both autonomous bodies under the Ministry of AYUSH have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for undertaking projects with ICMR under their respective schemes/ programmes. While CCRAS have undertaken collaborative projects in the field of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme, Golden Triangle Partnership (GTP) Scheme, Extra Mural Research (EMR) Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH; CCRUM is collaborating in the field of tuberculosis with National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai, which is one of the premier institutes of ICMR.


  1. Clinical protocols for Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, Oligospermia and Anxiety neurosis have been designed and drafted by ICMR.
  2. Reproductive and Child Health project has been completed. 17 coded formulations have been developed.
  3. The museum of Ethno medicinal plants of Western Ghats under EMR scheme have been completed. As an outcome, a publication on ‘Common medicinal plant for Home Remedies’ have been brought out. The museum is serving as the IEC nodal Centre in the region for medicinal plants and traditional medicine.
  4. The reports on safety/ toxicity studies of Bhasma/ Rasushadhies have been received. Monograph of one Bhasma have been completed.
  5. The study on biological activity of coded drug AYUSH-SL for Filariasis has been completed.


In the field of pulmonary tuberculosis, the joint working and monitoring committee have identified the formulations with the objective to overcome the adverse/ side effects of Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment (ATT) with the use of Unani drugs as adjuvant therapy. The Protocol for Pharmacokinetic study was prepared and got approved by the scientific advisory committee of both the institutions. The ethics committee of the NIRT has recommended undertaking preclinical studies of the Unani formulations on animals prior to conducting pharmaco-kinetic study in human beings.

In addition, Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) is developing protocols in consultation with ICMR institutions.

This information was given the minister in reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha.


The Government of India provides grant-in aid to State and UT governments for setting up of AYUSH Gram under the AYUSH services component of centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM). The total amount of Grant released under NAM for setting up of AYUSH Gram is Rs 215.15 lakh.

The government has created facilities for scientific validation of AYUSH systems of medicine through 5 research councils along with their peripheral institutions under the Ministry of AYUSH namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).

The Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), an autonomous institution under Ministry of AYUSH through Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai, Siddha Regional Research Institute and Siddha Central Research Unit (Palayamkottai) conducted a multicentric clinical trial in diabetes with the coded drugs D5 choorna and has obtained a patent for the same.

This information was given by the minister in a written reply to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha.



Sl. No. State/UT AYUSH Gram
No. of units Grant released(Rs. In Lakhs)
1. Jammu & Kashmir 0 20.00
2. Kerala 0 0
3. Madhya Pradesh 0 0
4. Meghalaya 11 27.50
5. Puducherry 0 0
6. Odisha 0 0
7. Telangana 4 40.00
8. Punjab 1 10.00
9. Haryana 0 0
10. 1 10.00
11. Tripura 4 9.60
12. Arunachal Pradesh 0 0
13. Lakshadweep 0 0
14. Manipur 3 10.00
15. Nagaland 2 20.00
16. Sikkim 0 0
17. West Bengal 0 8.05
18. Gujarat 0 0
19. Andaman & Nicobar Islands 0 0
20. Delhi 0 0
21. Assam 0 0
22. 6 60.00
Total 32 215.15 


List of medical and research facilities created for scientific validation of AYUSH systems of medicine, State/UT-wise


Sl. No. Name of the State/UT Medical and Research facilities 
1. Andaman & Nicobar Island Ayurveda Tribal Health Care Research Project, Port Blair – 744101
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),M.B. 31, Middle Point,Mahatma Gandhi Road,Port Blair-744101
2. National Research Institute for Vector Borne Diseases, Payakapuram, Vijayawada-520015
Clinical Research Unit, D. No. 40/23, Dr. Abdul Haq Unani Hospital Premises, Park Road, Kurnool-518 001 (AP)
i.            Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),Old Maternity Hospital Campus, Tirupathi -517507
ii.            Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),Dr. GGH Medial College Campus, Eluru Road, GUDIVADA – 521 301 (AP)
3. Arunachal Pradesh Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Itanagar-791111
4. Assam National Eastern India Ayurveda Research Institute, Borsojai, Beltola, Guwahati-781028
Regional Research Centre (RRC), S.M. Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar -788 001(Cachar) Assam
(Extension Centre of RRC, Silchar)Clinical Research Unit, Ullaskar Dutta, Masjid Road,Karimganj-788710 (Assam)
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),Khalipara, Odel Bakara,Guwahati-781019
5. Bihar Ayurveda Regional Research Institute,  D Block, Rajindra Memorial Res., Institute Building, AgamKuan, Patna-800007
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine,2nd Floor, Manas Path, Opp. Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Guzri, Patna City, Patna– 800  008  (Bihar)
Clinical Verification unit(Homoeopathy)Guru Govind Singh Hospital, 2nd Floor, Patna City, Patna – 800008
6. Delhi Ayurveda Central Research Institute, Road No.66, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi – 110026
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine(RRIUM), D-11/1, AbulFazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi – 110 025.
(Extension Centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)Unani Medical Centre, Room No. 304, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi – 110 001 (Extension centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
 (Extension Centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)Unani SpecialityCentre,Dr. DeenDayalUpadhaya              Hospital, New Delhi (Extension centre of RRIUM, New Delhi)
Literary Research Institute of Unani Medicine, JamiaMilliaIslamia, Okhla, New Delhi
7. Gujarat Ayurveda contraceptive Drug Research Institute, Megani Nagar, Ahmedabad – 380016
8. Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Gandhi Bhawan,          Mandi-175001
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy), House No.2, Type-D, Lane-1, Sector-1, Below B.C.S., New Shimla -171009
9. Jammu & Kashmir Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, JDA Housing Colony, Ban Talab, Rajender Nagar, Jammu-181123
National Research Institute for Sowa-Rigpa,  Old Leh Road, Leh– 194101
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir, Hazrat Bal, Srinagar – 190 006 (J&K),
10. Jharkhand Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),Arsunday, BoreyaRoad,P.O. Boreya, Ranchi-835240
11. Karnataka National Ayurveda Dietetics Research Institute, Govt. Central Pharmacy Annexe, Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560011
Advanced Centre for Ayurveda in Mental Health & Neuro-sciences, Ayurvedic Research Unit, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), National Institute of Unani Medicine, KottigePaliya, Magadi Main Road, Bengaluru – 560 091 (Karnataka)
12. Kerala National Research Institute for Panchakarma, Cheruthuruthy- 679531, Via Shoranur, Distt. Trissur
Ayurveda Research Institute for Mother and Child Health Care, Poojapura, Trivandrum-695012
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Edathala (N) P. O. Aluva, Ernakulam (Dist.), Kerala- 683534
Central Research Institute (Homoeopathy), Sachivothamapuram, Kottayam-686532
Regional Research Institute(Siddha), Trivandrum
13. Madhya Pradesh National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development, Amkho, Gwalior-474009
Clinical Research Unit (Unani) Department of Pharmacology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal – 462 001 (M.P.)
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Saida Hospital Campus, Khandwa Road, Burhanpur – 450  331 (M.P.)
14. National Research Institute of Basic Ayurvedic Sciences, Pune – 411038
Ayurveda Cancer Research Institute, RA Podar College, Worli, Mumbai-400018
Ayurveda Mental Health Research Institute, NIT Complex, Nandanwan, Nagpur-440009
Regional Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, J.J. Hospital Compound, (Behind Eye Bank), Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008 (Maharashtra)
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),“MTNL” Hall No.4, Shopping Centre, Sector-9,CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai- 400614
15. Manipur Clinical Project Manipur (Unani), Ground Floor, Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRIH) Building, New Checkon Road, Opposite Tribal Colony,Imphal East – 795001
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),New Checkon, Maring Land, Opp. Trival Colony, Imphal -795001
16. Nagaland Herbal Ayurveda Research Centre, Lumami, – 798601
17. Odisha National Research Institute of Ayurveda Drug Development, Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar-751003
Regional Research Institute  of  Unani Medicine (Chandbali Bypass Road, Near Rural Police Station Bhadrak  – 756 100 (Odisha)
i.            Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy), and extension centreCCRH Building, MarchiKote Lane, LabanikhiaChaak, Puri -752001ii.
18. Puducherry Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), 1st Cross, Mangalakshmi Nagar,(Behind New Bus Stand), Puducherry- 605013.
Regional Research Institute(Siddha),Puducherry
19. Punjab National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, MotiBagh Road, Patiala-147001
20. Rajasthan Ayurveda Central Research Institute, Indira Colony, Bani Park, Jhotwara Road, Jaipur-302016.
Regional Research Institute (Homoeopathy),Dr. Madan PratapKhuteta Rajasthan Homoeopathic Medical College &Hospital,Station Road, Jaipur -302006
21. Sikkim Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok -737102
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), In front of SamphelHotel,NearSangramBhawan, Development Area,Gangtok -737101
22. Tamilnadu Captain Srinivasa Murthy Research Institute for Ayurveda and Siddha Drug Development, Chennai – 600106
Dr. A. Lakshmipathi Research Centre for Ayurveda, VHS Campus, TTTI Post, Chennai-600113
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, 1, West Meda Church Street Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013 (T.N)
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy),No.B-32. 3 Cross Street, A.G.S. Colony (Sea Side) Kottivakkam, Chennai 600041
Survey of Medicinal Plants and Collection Unit (Homoeopathy), 3/126, Indira Nagar, Emerald Post, Ooty,Nilgiri Distt-643 209
Clinical Research Unit(Siddha), Palayamkottai
Central Research Unit(Siddha),Chennai
Medicinal Plants Garden, Mettur Dam(T.N.)
23. Telangana National Research Institute of Indian Medical Heritage,     Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad – 500036
Central Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, Opp. E.S.I., Hospital, A.G. Colony Road, Erragadda, Hyderabad – 500 838
iii.            Drug Standardization Unit (Homoeopathy),  and extension centre, Q.U.B. 32, Room No. 4,Vikram Puri, Habsigunda, Hyderabad -500007iv.
24. Tripura Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), ¼ Main Road, Colonel Chowmuhani, Krishnagar, P.O. Agartala-799001
25. Uttar Pradesh National Vriksha Ayurveda Research Institute, Gwalior Road,   Jhansi – 284003
National Veterinary Ayurveda Research Institute and Hospital, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016
Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine,C-39, MaakailaBhavan, Sec-C, Sitapur Road Yojana, LalaLatpat Rai Ward, Lucknow – 226 021 (U.P)
Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Post Box. No. 70, Near Head Post Office, Civil Lines, A.K. Tibbiya College Hospital, (New Block) Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh – 202 001 (U.P)
Drug Standardization Research Institute (PLIM) BuildingOpp. ‘M’ Block, Sector-23, Kamla Nehru NagarGhaziabad (U.P.)
Regional Research Centre (RRC), B-501/4, G.T.B. Nagar, (Opp. Dulhan Palace), Allahabad – 211 016 (U.P.)
Drug Standardization Research Unit, (PLIM) BuildingOpp. ‘M’ Block, Sector-23, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Cantonment General Hospital (Sotiganj) Begum Bridge, Meerut (U.P.)
Chemical Research Unit Near Dean Faculty of Science Office, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202002
i.         Central Research Institute (Homoeopathy), A-1/1. Sector-24, Noida-201301
ii.          Homoeopathic Drug Research of Institute (HDRI) and extension centre, Campus of National Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, and extension centre1, VirajKhand,Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010
26. Uttrakhand Regional Research Institute for Himalayan Flora, Thapla (Ranikhet) – 263645, Almora
27. West Bengal National Research Institute of Ayurveda Drug Development,    4 CN Block, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar,  Kolkata-700091
Regional Research Institute of  Unani Medicine, 79, Chitranjan Avenue, Kolkata – 700 073 (W.B.)
i.         Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy, 50, RajendraChaterjee Road, Kolkata-700035
Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Gokhel Road (Near MatriBhandar), Arobindopally,ii.         Siliguri – 734006

Allocation of funds

Adequate allocations have been made available for promotion of ayurveda, homoeopathy and unani system of medicines in the country in the 12th Plan.

Under central sector schemes, the budgetary allocation of funds for promotion of Ayurvedic systems for the year 2015-16 is Rs 256.43 crore (plan as well as non-plan). For the year 2014-15, the allocation was Rs 273.14 crore (plan plus non-plan).

The budgetary allocation of Funds for promotion of homoeopathy systems for the year 2015-16 is Rs 159 crore (plan as well as non-plan). For the year 2014-15, the allocation was Rs 119.18 crore (plan plus non-plan).

For promotion of unani systems, budgetary allocation of funds during 2015-16 is Rs 148.63 cr (plan plus non-plan). The allocation was Rs 143.9 cr during 2014-15.

Under central sector schemes, there is no allocation to State government separately.

Under NAM, the amount allocated in the Budget for promotion of AYUSH is Rs 31699.99 lakh during 2015-16 .The allocation for the year 2014-15 was Rs 18719.61 lakh.

This information was given by the minister in a written reply to yet another starred question in the Rajya Sabha.

Annexure I
Amount allocated in the budget for promotion of Ayurvedic, Homoeopathy and Unani systems during 2014-15 and 2015-16 under Central Sector Schemes
(Rs. In Crore)
Sl. No Schemes/ Programmes BE 2014-15 BE 2015-16
Plan Non-Plan Plan Non-Plan
1 2 3 4
Grant to Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences 68.00 61.07 76.70 68.00
Grant to National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur 24.00 22.64 24.00 23.00
All India Institute of Ayurveda(AIIA), New Delhi 65.00 25.00
Grant for Instt. Post Grad. Teaching & Research, Jamnagar 6.00 19.07 7.80 19.07
Grant to Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth 6.50 0.86 12.00 0.86
Total: 169.50 103.64 145.50 110.93
Grant to Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy 58.00 19.20 58.00 20.00
Grant to National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata 30.00 2.90 34.00 2.00
All India Institute of Homeopathy 0.50 38.25
Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee 0.50 0.55
Homoeopathic Medicines Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. 1.60 0.10
Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ghaziabad 1.00 1.77 1.20 1.80
Grant to Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi 0.20 3.51 0.20 3.00
Total: 91.30 27.88 131.75 27.35
Grant to Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine 61.00 40.50 66.00 44.63
Grant to National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore 17.40 23.00
All India Institute of Unani Medicine 25.00 15.00
Total: 103.40 40.50 104.00 44.63


Amount allocated  in the Budget for promotion of AYUSH to State governments under centrally sponsored scheme.

(Rs. in lakh)

Sl. No. Name of State/UT Allocation of Central Share to the Resource Pool
2014-15 2015-16
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 151.94 131.069
2 859.856 900.693
3 Arunachal Pradesh 171.248 199.982
4 Assam 1068.357 1270.051
5 Chattisgarh 830.67 1027.007
6 Delhi 399.305 355.506
7 Gujarat 909.886 1130.817
8 Haryana 612.807 713.774
9 Jammu & Kashmir 618.46 474.049
10 Karnataka 1041.592 923.196
11 Kerala 712.548 851.184
12 Lakshadweep 189.398 252.055
13 Madhya Pradesh 1948.918 2064.515
14 1480.604 1385.245
15 Manipur 373.218 486.509
16 Meghalaya 228.047 309.635
17 Mizoram 190.125 349.968
18 Nagaland 191.728 483.359
19 Odisha 1322.57 1262.531
20 Puducherry 72.525 135.014
21 Punjab 585.289 602.763
22 Rajasthan 1768.789 1778.285
23 Sikkim 110.12 245.985
24 Telangana 690.979 748.878
25 Tripura 381.486 294.512
26 Uttrakhand 437.457 487.251
27 West Bengal 1371.688 1216.025
28 496.25
29 Bihar 2663.677
30 Jharkhand 969.402
31 Uttar Pradesh 4843.104
32 Goa 469.849
33 Tamil Nadu 971.501
34 Chandigarh 622.469
35 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 255.561
36 Daman & Diu 328.328
Total 18719.61 31699.999
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  1. Good in-depth statistics presented in a lucid manner.
    The initiative is a long-term investment which will bear sweetest of fruits!

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