Use CSR funds to strengthen Ayurveda system: PM

Posted October 18, 2017

Inaugurating the ayurveda hospital, meanwhile, Mr Modi said the government was working towards the setting up of such hospitals in each district of the country. Adding to his jibes, PM Modi said that those nations who leave their heritage behind are destined to lose their identity. He said the government has allowed 100 per cent FDI in health care. "I urge them not take a step back but talk more about the benefits of the Indian medicine among patients and community", Dr. Laxma Reddy said. "It advocates preventive health care methods of treatment; it is not a system of medicine, but a science of life and longevity".

Emphasising that Ayurveda will provide affordable healthcare, Union Minister for State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday stated that a three-fold increase in market size of Ayurvedic products from Dollars 2.5 billion to Dollars 8 billion is expected by 2022.

The AIIA has been set up as an apex institute under the ministry of AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and is expected to bring together the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda along with modern diagnostic tools and technology. Along with forming a separate ministry, we have laid out comprehensive rules for the integration of health services and AYUSH systems and guidelines, while creating National Health Policy. Rather it should be scaled up further.

In yet another push to the BJP government's "Clean India" campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the construction of toilets ('izzat ghar') in Uttar Pradesh, which, he hoped, will prevent the dignity of Indian women. Apply some of your corporate social responsibility, ie CSR fund to Ayurveda and Yoga.

Noting that people across the world are becoming increasingly attracted to health and wellness, the prime minister suggested that time was ripe for an atmosphere of Ayurveda to develop. Medicinal plant farming can also help farmers boost their income, which is in line with the government's plan to double farmers' income by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence. "Let's pledge to strengthen, revive Ayurveda", Modi said at the event.