PM Narendra Modi allocates 'AYUSH' department to Shripad Naik
With an eye on reviving indigenous and traditional medicine, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on Sunday earmarked a Minister of State (Independent Charge) to look after Department of Ayurveda, Yogaand Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH).
Shripad Yesso Naik has been made Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ayush, said a communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday. Earlier, the Department was under the ambit of the Health Minister, under whose ministry it functioned. The move came after Modi effected a Cabinet reshuffle earlier in the day.