AYUSH Ministry Outlay Increased in 2018 Budget

There is some good news from the Finance Minister for the AYUSH community. The outlay for AYUSH Ministry has been increased by more than 13% to Rs. 1,626.37 crore from last year’s allocation or Rs. 1,429 crore.

Here is the breakup

Budget Head 2018-19 2017-18
Central Sector Schemes Rs. 71.36 cr Rs. 68.86 cr
Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (Central Council of Homoeopathy and Central Council of Indian Medicine) Rs. 9.60 cr Rs. 7.99 cr
Autonomous Bodies (All India Institute of Ayurveda, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, National Institute of Homoeopathy) Rs. 906.7 cr Rs. 804.3 cr
Medical and public health (Part of AYUSH) Rs 1,041.14 cr Rs 914.85 cr

This augurs well for AYUSH and we at Branolia join the AYUSH community in thanking the Finance Minister for the increased budgets. This surely will go a long way in popularising AYUSH in India on firm footing.

With the government’s resources and intent in place, it is now for the AYUSH community to redeem this faith in us. We at Branolia intend to keep on our effort, in step with the AYUSH community.

The total expenditure on central sector schemes and projects carried out by the ministry has been estimated at Rs 71.36 crore. For the year, 2017-18, it was Rs 68.86 crore, however in the revised Budget for last fiscal, it was increased to Rs 87.64 crore.

The allocation has been increased for statutory and regulatory bodies – Central Council of Homoeopathy and Central Council of Indian Medicine in New Delhi, and autonomous bodies – such as All India Institute of Ayurveda, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata – under the ministry.

For statutory and regulatory bodies, the outlay is Rs 9.60 crore vis-a-vis Rs 7.99 crore in the last fiscal; while for autonomous bodies, it is Rs 906.70 crore compared to Rs 804.30 crore in the previous budget.

Under medical and public health head, the budget has been increased to Rs 1,041.14 crore compared to Rs 914.85 in the last fiscal.

The AYUSH Ministry is purposed with developing, education and research in Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy.

Thank you! Finance Minister Sir.

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