Full Form of AYUSH
Ayurveda,Yoga and Naturopathy,Unani,Siddha,and Homeopathy
AYUSH Full Form is Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy. AYUSH is a ministry in the Indian Government which was created in the year 2014. The ministry is a result of the promotion of the Department of AYUSH. It is essentially a governmental body that is aimed at encouraging the development of research and education in traditional fields, as mentioned in its name, Yoga, naturopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathy, and Siddha. The erstwhile Department of AYUSH was established in the year 1995 under the name the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy (abbreviated as ISM&H). It, however, was renamed into AYUSH in the year 2003.
During that period, the department functioned under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The relevance of the department (now ministry) was highlight tremendously during the Bhartiya Janata Party (abbreviated as BJP) during the 2014 General Election campaign. The party has—in its manifesto—promised creation of various courses imparting education in the aforementioned fields thereby, promoting the rich Indian culture. The word AYUSH is derived from a Sanskrit term which means Life. In order to effectively put the ministry in operation and carry out the esteemed responsibilities of the same, the Ministry has entered into major collaborations with the Indian Medicine Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (abbreviated as IMPCL) as well as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (abbreviated as CSIR).
The latter’s collaboration was aimed at preventing bio piracy and bed patents on traditional medicinal science. The development of a digital library is underway that will host books and study materials on traditional knowledge. The Ministry of AYUSH oversees the implementation of the AYUSH Mission (abbreviated as NAM), which was launched in the 12th Plan. The primary objectives of the Mission include fortification of AYUSH services, facilitation of educational services under AYUSH, etc.