Year end Review: Ministry of Ayush

What is the news?

The Ministry of Ayush has launched several initiatives to revive and promote the traditional Indian medicine system.

What are the initiatives launched by the Ministry of Ayush?


mYoga fitness app: It was developed jointly by the Ministry of Ayush and the World Health Organisation with the aim to bring assisted yoga training to everyone with a smartphone for free without needing any signing in.

Toll Free Number: A dedicated community support helpline was operationalised by the Ministry of Ayush to provide AYUSH-based approaches and solutions for the challenges raised by Covid-19.The toll-free number is 14443.The helpline is operational pan-India from 6 am to 12 midnight-all seven days a week.

Clinical Trials of Ashwagandha

Y-Break App: It has been developed by MDNIY (Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga). The app aims to allow working professionals to Refresh, Re-focus and De-stress by doing yoga and meditation in just 5 minutes  at their workplace to increase their productivity.


Collaborative Campaign on Nutrition: It was launched by the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women and Child Development.Under this campaign,  herbal plants are being planted in Anganwadis, schools and kitchen gardens to ensure the easy availability of nutritious food and medicinal plants for pregnant and lactating women and children. 

AYUSH Sector in India: Prospects and Challenges: According to this report, market size of AYUSH has grown by 17% in 2014-20 to reach US dollars 18.1 billion.In terms of the global share, India accounts for about 2.8% of the AYUSH market share.

Five Portals on Ayush Sector

AYUSH UDYAMAH: It is a National Seminar organized to work towards promoting India’s Start-ups and the Start-up Ecosystem in Ayush Sector.

Inter-disciplinary AYUSH R&D Task Force: It was formed to formulate and design clinical research protocols for prophylactic studies and add-on interventions in COVID-19 positive cases.


Source: This post is based on the article Year end Review: Ministry of Ayush published in PIB on 25th Dec 2021.

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