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Date posted: May 8, 2013

The total budgetary allocation for 2013-14 in respect of this Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is Rs. 32,745.00 crore under Plan and Rs. 4585.00 crore under Non-Plan. Out of this, the amount earmarked for Department of AYUSH is Rs. 1069.00 crore under Plan and Rs. 190.00 crore under Non-Plan. 

There is no separate allocation in respect of publicity for each system. An allocation of Rs. 17.50 crore has been made for the propagation of AYUSH system through Information, Education and Communication during 2013-14. In respect of research for Yoga & Naturopathy, Rs. 13.80 crore under Plan and Rs. 2.24 crore under Non-Plan for the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopahty, Rs. 4 crore under Plan for Extra Mural Research Projects through Research Institutes and Rs. 17.50 crore under Plan and Rs. 4.20 crore under Non-Plan for Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga have been allotted. However, Extra Mural Research covers research for all systems of AYUSH and there is no separate allocation for research in Yoga & Naturopathy under this scheme. Further, in case of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga no separate allotment for publicity and research purpose has been earmarked.

Thus the percentage increase for Department of AYUSH as compared to last year was 7.98% under Plan and 1.06% under Non-Plan.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. [pib]

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