Created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was renamed as the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003. On 9th November, 2014, the Department of AYUSH has been upgraded to Ministry of AYUSH to ensure the optimal development and propogation of Indian systems of healthcare.
The Ministry of AYUSH envisions to position AYUSH systems as the preferred systems of living and practice for attaining a healthy India. It aims to upgrade the standards of colleges and strengthen research institutions. It draws up schemes for promotion, cultivation and regeneration of medicinal plants used in AYUSH systems. The Ministry also deals with the development of pharmacopoeial standards for AYUSH drugs.
For further details, visit: http://ayush.gov.in/
Established in 1978, the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) is an apex autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the CCRUM develops, promotes, supports, implements and disseminates scientific research in Unani Medicine both nationally and globally. The research and development activities at the CCRUM are conducted through a network of 23 centres. The areas of research include survey and cultivation of medicinal plants, drug standardization, clinical research and literary research. The CCRUM also conducts research in collaboration with certain leading national and international scientific institutions. Research is conducted in extramural as well as intramural mode. Besides, research-oriented health services, public health initiatives information, education and communication activities are also undertaken. Over the years, the Council has made significant strides in its research programmes and won appreciation from various quarters for research outcomes.
For further details, visit: http://ccrum.res.in