Introduction

Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has launched National AYUSH Mission(NAM) during 12th Plan for implementing through States/UTs. The basic objective of NAM is to promote AYUSH medical systems, fascilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha Unani and Homeopathy (ASU&H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials. It envisages flexibility of implementation of the proframmes which will lead to substantial participation of the State Governments/UT. The NAM contemplates establishment of a National Mission as well as corresponding Missions in the State Level. NAM is likely to improve significantly the Department's outreach in terms of planning, supervision amd monitoring of the schemes.