Published on: July 20, 2021



What is in news : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026

NOTE: AYUSH stands for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy systems of medicine.


  • Centrally sponsored scheme
  • Launched in 2014
  • By the Department of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Objective –

  • Promote the AYUSH systems of medicine through cost-effective services
  • Boosting its educational systems
  • Quality control of AYUSH drugs
  • Ensuring the sustainable availability of AYUSH raw materials.

The vision of the Ayush Mission are:

  • Providing cost-effective and equitable AYUSH healthcare all over India by enhancing access to the services.
  • Strengthening and revitalising the AYUSH systems enabling them to become prominent medical streams in the country in the healthcare sector.
  • Improving educational institutions that can impart knowledge in AYUSH streams.
  • Promoting quality control of AYUSH drugs by developing quality standards and ensuring the availability of AYUSH raw materials.

The expected outcomes of the mission are as follows:

  • Better access to AYUSH healthcare services through increased healthcare facilities offering AYUSH services and better availability of medicines and trained manpower,
  • Improvement in AYUSH education through a well-equipped enhanced number of AYUSH Educational institutions,
  • To focus on reducing communicable/non-communicable diseases through targeted public health programmes using AYUSH systems of Healthcare.