June 6, 2023

Ayush industry grew from $2.85 to $18.1 billion – study

As per the research report on Ayush Sector by Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine (FITM) under Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the market size of Ayush industry is US$ 18.1 billion (INR 1,49,451 Crore as per current INR-Dollar rate) in 2020 whereas it was US$ 2.85 billion (INR 23,532 Crore as per current INR-Dollar rate) in 2014-15 (Goraya and Ved).

The Ministry has developed a Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of International Co-operation in Ayush (IC Scheme) under which Ministry of Ayush provides support to Indian Ayush Manufacturers/ Ayush Service providers to give boost to export of Ayush products & services;  facilitate International promotion, development and recognition of Ayush system of medicine; foster interaction of stakeholders and market development of Ayush at international level; promote academics and research through establishment of Ayush Academic Chairs in foreign countries and holding training workshop/symposiums for promoting and strengthening awareness and interest about Ayush Systems of Medicine at international level.

The Ministry of Ayush in cooperation with Ministry of Commerce and Industry has set up an Ayush Export Promotion Council for medicines and products of Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Unani systems and services of the Ayush systems.

As per the report of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), on ‘Ayush Sector in India: Prospects & Challenges’, the global market size of the herbal sector was estimated at US$ 657.5 billion (INR 54,28,977 Crore as per current INR-Dollar rate) in 2020. In terms of overall exports, the total Ayush export of India has increased from US$ 1.09 billion (INR 9,000 Crore as per current INR-Dollar rate) in 2014 to US$ 1.54 billion (INR 12,715 Crore as per current INR-Dollar rate) in 2020.

Ministry of Ayush has taken the following steps to push exports globally: –

  • Ministry has signed 24 Country to Country MoUs for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy with foreign nations.
  • 40 MoUs have been signed with international institutes for undertaking Collaborative Research / Academic collaboration.
  • 15 MoUs have been signed with international institutes for setting up of Ayush Academic Chairs in foreign nations.
  • Ministry of Ayush has provided support for establishment of 39 Ayush Information Cells in 35 foreign nations.
  • The “Ayush Export Promotion Council” has been registered under section 8(4) of the Companies Act 2013 on 04.01.2022 under the Ministry of Ayush in support of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to tackle the obstacles for registration of Ayush products abroad, undertaking of market studies and research activities abroad.
  • MoUs have been signed with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSH&TM), UK and Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie GmbH (FIZ), Frankfurt Germany for clinical research studies on mitigation of Covid-19 through Ayurveda.
  • WHO-GMP (COPP) has been given to 31 Ayurvedic Drug manufacturers to facilitate the export of Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani & Homoeopathy Drugs.

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Applications invited for admission to Kerala Medical Courses

Applications are invited for admission to the Degree Courses in various Professional Colleges in the State for the academic year 2023-24.


Candidates seeking admission to any of the Medical courses should compulsorily appear for and qualify in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET UG) 2023, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). (See Clause 9.7.5 of the Prospectus)

Mode of submission: online at https://cee.kerala.gov.in/

Date: 17.03.2023 to 10.04.2023, 5.00 PM.

Notification: download

Govt to promote AYUSH through health tourism

Heal in India is an Initiative of the Government to promote the Medical Tourism in the country. Under this initiative,Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and  Ministry of Ayush has been working with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC)for developing a ‘One Step’ Heal in India portal for Promotion of Medical Value Travel.

Ministry of Ayush signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Ministry of Tourism to work together for the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine.

Ministry of Ayush developed a Central Sector Scheme namely Champion Service Sector Scheme for Medical Value Travel Under this scheme, financial assistance in the form of Interest Subsidy is provided to private investors for the establishment of Super Specialty Hospitals/ Day Care Centres of the systems recognized under The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) Act, 2020 or The National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) Act, 2020 in FY 2021-22.

Couples of Chintan Shivir were organized by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare to promote Heal in India and Heal by India. Ministry of Ayush has also participated in these Chintan Shivir. Certain action points were identified in this shivir to promote traditional medicine through Tourism in India.

A Round Table and Plenary Session on Heal in India- Medical Value Travel were also organized during Global Ayush Investment and Innovation summit at Gandhinagar, Gujrat to promote India as No. 1 destination for Medical Value Travel.

List of National Institutes under the aegis of Ministry of AYUSH having attached hospitals in Homoeopathy

  • North Eastern Institute on Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Homoeopathy, West Bengal

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AYUSH courses through fellowship programs by premier Institutions

The number of foreign nationals undertaking Ayush courses in premier Ayush institutions in the country under Ayush scholarship/fellowship programmes of the Ministry of Ayush, is 247.

An Ayush Information cell is set up in foreign Countries with the mandate to disseminate authentic information about Ayush systems of Medicine and to undertake various Ayush Promotional activities. 

The Ministry of Ayush has supported the establishment of 39 Ayush Information Cells in 35 foreign nations.

Recently, the latest Ayush Information Cell in Japan was inaugurated on 09th March, 2023. A health centre i.e. Panchakarma Centre in Havana (Cuba) has been established by the Ministry of Public Health, Cuba with the technical support of the Ministry of Ayush in 2019. 

Under the Country to Country MoU signed with Cuba, the Ministry of Ayush deputed one Ayurveda Expert and two Ayurveda therapists to Havana, Cuba, for providing their services for the Panchakarma Centre at, Havana, Cuba in November, 2019.

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Homoeopathic Seminar on Psychiatry 2023

268th Birthday of Dr C.F.S Hahnemann and one day state level seminar 2023

On 16th April 2023, Sunday

At BEA, MBA Auditorium, Davagere

Theme: Psychiatry and Homeopathy

Organizer: Homeopathic Medical Association


  • Dr C R Chandrashekar
  • Dr Girish Navada UK

Reg. fee: Rs 300

Contact: 80733 59865

Joint Director Pharmacopoeia Commission for Homeopathy

Applications are invited for the post of joint director, Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homeopathy Ghaziabad by deputation including short term contract.

Pay matrix: 123100 – 215900/-

Number of vacancy: 1

Eligibility: Master degree in chemistry/botany/pharmaceutical science or MD Ayurveda/Homeopathy/Unani/Siddha in concern subjects

More details: download

Website: ayush.gov.in

Ayush declines by 2%; Homoeopathy sees an increase

The total number of registered practitioners in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and Sowa Rigpa (Ayush) systems of medicine has seen a decline of two per cent in five years from 7,73,668 doctors in the year 2017, to 7,55,780 doctors in 2021, according to the Union Ministry of Ayush.

The decline is mainly due to the number of practitioners in the Ayurveda system, even though it still contributes to over 50 per cent of the total number of doctors in the Ayush segment. The number of registered Ayurveda doctors has seen a 11.4 per cent decline from 4,28,884 in 2017 to 3,79,945 in the year 2021.

Registered practitioners in Unani has seen a growth from 49,566 to 50,011, Homoeopathy from 2,84,471 to 3,12,580, Siddha from 8,505 to 9,033, and Naturopathy from 2,242 to 4,158, during the same period. Sowa-Rigpa, which was recognised by the Government of India in the year 2010, reported to have 47 practitioners in the year 2020 and it has grown to 53 in 2021.

The number of institutional qualified (IQ) doctors in the Ayush system, on the other hand, has reported a growth of 14.2 per cent in five years from 2007 to 2021, even as the number of Non-Institutional Qualified (NIQ) practitioners witnessed a decline. The number of NIQ practitioners has decreased around 45 per cent, from 2,15,778 to 1,18,419 during the period.

As on January 1, 2021, there are 7,55,780 registered Ayush doctors/practitioners (including 1,18,419 NIQ) in India. Out of the total number of registered Ayush practitioners, 3,79,945 (50.3%) belong to Ayurveda, while 3,12,580 (41.4%) and 50,011 (6.6%) belong to Homoeopathy & Unani Systems respectively. Only 9,033 (1.2%), 4,158 (0.6%) and 53(0.01%) doctors/practitioners belong to Siddha, Naturopathy and Sowa-Rigpa Systems respectively, said the Ayush in India 2021 report released by the Ministry of Ayush, recently.

“The number of registered Ayush doctors has shown an overall increasing trend from 1980 to 2021. An average annual growth rate of 1.7% was realised in registered Ayush practitioners during this period in 2021,” said the Ministry. “An increase of 43,600 Institutionally Qualified Ayush Practitioners/Doctors has been observed in 2021 as compared to 2020,” it added.

Significant variation in the availability of Ayush doctors per one crore population has been observed since 1980. On an aggregate, Ayush doctors serving per one crore population have varied from 5,582 to 5,555 during the period 1980-2021 with a highest 6,774 in 2000 and lowest at 4,851 in 2019.

As on January 1, 2021, about 5,555 Ayush doctors per one crore population are available in India. Maharashtra and Kerala are the only states where more than 10,000 Ayush doctors (13,478 and 12,813 respectively) are serving per one crore population in 2021. States having 5,000 to 10,000 Ayush doctors serving per one crore population are Himachal Pradesh (9,767), Goa (9,447), Madhya Pradesh (8,331), Gujarat (8011), Karnataka (7,447), Telangana (6,043), Bihar (5,962), Punjab (5,302) and West Bengal (5,115).

The highest percentage of registration of Ayush doctors/practitioners has been reported in the State of Maharashtra (22.2%) followed by Uttar Pradesh (12.5%) and Bihar (9.7%), in the beginning of 2021. About more than 50% of registration of total Ayush doctors/practitioners has been reported in the four major states Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Registration of practitioners under Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, who possess recognised medical qualifications as per Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 and Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 is being done by State Boards/ Councils. These State Boards/Councils constituted by the State Governments are maintaining the State Register of Ayush registered practitioners. Central Register of Ayush practitioners are also being prepared by the commissions, National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) (erstwhile Central Council of Indian Medicine) and National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) (erstwhile Central Council of Homoeopathy). Central Registers are being updated from time to time from State Registers.(source)

NHM Malappuram Medical Officer recruitment 2023

Online applications are invited for Medical Officer (Homeopathy) under the National Health Mission(NHM) Malappuram

Last date of online application: 04/02/2023

Name of the post: Homoeo Doctor (Ayush)

Qualification: BHMS

Age: max 40 years

Salary: Rs 30000

Method of recruitment: Contract basis

Vacancy: Anticipated

Notification: download

Website: https://arogyakeralam.gov.in/

Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute JRF recruitment

The Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow under C.C.R.H. intends to engage Junior Research Fellows (Homoeo) purely on contract basis

Number of posts: 2

Test/interview: 08.02.2023, 9.30am

Venue: Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Qualification: Degree in Homoeopathy

Age: max 35 years

Emoluments: Rs 31,000 + HRA

Place of Posting: Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Note: Candidates having MD qualification or BHMS with 3 years research experience as JRF/SRF can be considered for Senior Research Fellowship with remuneration of Rs.35,000/- + HRA depending upon the requirement of Council.

The candidate who fulfills the requirement may attend the Interview along with the application in the format attached as Annexure-I with self-attested photocopies and original certificates of qualification, experience, mark sheets, birth certificate, passport size photograph.

Notification: download

Contact: 0522-2301030

Address: Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, National Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital Campus-I, Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010 (U.P.)

Website: https://www.ccrhindia.nic.in/