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AYUSH Elevated to a Full-Fledged Ministry

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on February 24, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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 AYUSH Elevated to a Full-Fledged Ministry

President Pranab Mukherjee said that the government has recently elevated the erstwhile department of AYUSH to a full-fledged ministry with an objective to increase the global and local footprint of the traditional systems of healthcare.

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President Mukherjee in his address to both houses of Parliament ahead of the Budget Session said, "My government has recently elevated the erstwhile department of AYUSH to a full-fledged ministry with an objective to increase the global and local footprint of the traditional systems of healthcare, duly recognizing that our villages have been the repositories of our rich Ayurvedic heritage. National AYUSH Mission has been launched to promote cost effective AYUSH services, strengthen the education system and facilitate availability of quality AYUSH drugs."

The Budget Session contains 44 items of financial, legislative and non-legislative business; and began today with President Mukherjee's address. The first part of the Budget Session will continue till March 20, and the second part will commence after a month-long break from April 20 and conclude on May 8.

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