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National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Context

  • Recently, the Cost-effective Ayush services under the National Ayush Mission (NAM) have gotten major boost in the Union Budget 2022-23.
  • The total allocation of budget to Ayush Ministry in the last 7 years has increased over four times from 691 Cr to Rs 3050 Cr.

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Union Budget 2022-23: Key provisions about National Ayush Mission scheme

  • Increase in Budget: under National Ayush Mission (NAM), the Union budget 2022-23 has Increased the Budget amount, up to Rs 800 Crore. The NAM had earlier received a budget of Rs 500 Cr.
  • Expected Benefits: It will help Ayush Ministry in-
    • The up-gradation of its hospitals and dispensaries,
    • Support cultivation of medicinal plants and
    • In many other areas including an increase in export of value-added items of medicinal plants.

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National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Key Points

  • About: National AYUSH Mission (NAM) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of AYUSH, launched in 2014.
    • National AYUSH Mission is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Union Government.
  • Implementation: National AYUSH Mission (NAM) launched during 12th Plan for implementing through States/UTs.
  • Mandate: NAM aims to promote AYUSH medical systems through-
    • Cost effective AYUSH services,
    • Strengthening of educational systems,
    • Facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and
    • Sustainable availability of ASU & H raw materials.


National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Vision of the NAM Scheme

  • To provide cost-effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country by improving access to the services.
  • To revitalize and strengthen the AYUSH systems making them as prominent medical streams in addressing the health care of the society.
  • To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices
  • To improve educational institutions capable of imparting quality AYUSH education
  • To promote the adoption of Quality Control of ASU&H Drugs and make available the sustained supply of AYUSH raw materials.

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National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Key Objectives

  • To provide cost-effective AYUSH Services, with universal access through-
    • Upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries,
    • Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).
  • To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices to-
    • Empower masses for ‘self-care’ to reduce the disease burden, out of pocket expenditure and
    • Provide informed choices to the needy public.
  • To strengthen institutional capacity at the state level through upgrading AYUSH educational institutions, State Govt. ASU&H Pharmacies, Drug Testing Laboratories and ASU & H enforcement mechanism.
  • Support cultivation of medicinal plants by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) so as to-
    • Provide a sustained supply of quality raw-materials and
    • Support certification mechanism for quality standards, Good Agricultural/Collection/Storage Practices.
  • Support setting up of clusters through convergence of cultivation, warehousing, value addition and marketing and development of infrastructure for entrepreneurs.


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