Centre hikes financial support from 9 to 70 crore to open Ayush Colleges

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the government has increased the financial support from nine crore to 70 crore rupees to ensure more Ayush colleges are opened across the country.

He said, there are only a few Ayush colleges in the North-East and the Indian traditional medicine systems can only be popularised by making available more qualified practitioners. Mr Sonowal was addressing a conference on Diverse and Fulfilling Career Paths in Ayush systems: Education, Entrepreneurship & Employment Focus on the North-Eastern States at Government Ayurvedic College & Hospital in Guwahati yesterday.

The Minister said that career opportunities in the Ayush sector for professionals of all disciplines have increased dramatically during recent years and faith in the Ayush systems has been restored among communities worldwide.

He added that Ayush has a great potential to cater to a large number of health care needs of people and contribute to the growth and development of this country.


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