The centre has allocated Rs 5,000 crore for the growth of Department of AYUSH, along with creating a new portfolio of AYUSH by launching independent National AYUSH Mission aimed at capacity building for the sector. The announcement was made during an event organised by Sandhu Pharmaceuticals in Mumbai.
According to media reports, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Sripad Naik said that to create awareness about Ayurveda, the Ministry is considering observing Ayurveda Day.
The AYUSH Mission will ensure the creation of a centre of excellence for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy independently, he added.
Naik also said that India and China use largest number of medicinal plants in the world. Traditional Chinese medicines have seen acceptance across the globe, but the Indian Ayurvedic medicines, which have seen a 25 per cent rise in its sales in the last ten years, the highest such increase in the world, are yet to gain global acceptance.