Govt launches AYUSH AAPKE DWAR campaign
Ayush Ministry launched the campaign called “AYUSH AAPKE DWAR” from some 45 locations across India on September 3, 2021.
- Campaign was launched by Minister of State for Ayush from Ayush Bhawan by distributing medicinal plants to staff.
- About 21 states are participating in launch activities in which more than 2 lakh saplings will be distributed across India.
Aim of the campaign
AYUSH AAPKE DWAR campaign was launched with the aim of distributing medicinal plant saplings to 75 lakh households in India in one year. These medicinal plants include Ashoka, Tejpatta, Stevia, Ashwagandha, Jatamansi, Giloy/Guduchi, Shatavari, Guggulu, Lemongrass, Tulsi, Sarpagandha, Brahmi, Kalmegh and Amla.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, various other programs were launched such as- launch of the Y-Break App and distribution of Prophylactic Ayush Drugs.
AYUSH Ministry is dubbed as “Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy”. It was set up on November 9, 2014 to develop education, research and propagation of indigenous alternative medicine systems across India. This ministry was renamed as “Ministry of AYUSH” on April 13, 2021. This ministry includes seven traditional systems of healthcare.
Function of the ministry
AYUSH ministry runs various healthcare programs, with primary focus on rural population. It forms an integral backbone of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Till date, about 50000 children have been enrolled in ‘Homeopathy for Healthy Child’.
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