Created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems 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 was upgraded to Ministry of AYUSH to ensure the optimal development and propagation of Indian systems of healthcare. Until 1995, the ISM&H were taken care of by a Division within the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The Ministry of AYUSH envisions to position AYUSH systems as the preferred systems for healthy living. It aims to upgrade the standards of AYUSH education 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 internationally. The research and development activities at the CCRUM are conducted through a network of 23 centres spread across India. The areas of research include pre-clinical research, clinical research, drug standardization, literary research, survey and cultivation of medicinal plants. Research is conducted in extramural as well as intramural mode. The CCRUM also conducts research in collaboration with certain leading national and international scientific institutions. 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 its research outcomes.
For further details, visit: http://ccrum.res.in