Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has informed that. The Government has set-up five autonomous Research Councils, namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) with the mandate to undertake research in their respective system. Some of the institutes under these Councils are also engaged in extending healthcare services and research on life-style and non communicable diseases.
The Ministry of AYUSH through CCRAS, CCRH and CCRUM has launched a programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). The major objective of the programme is prevention and early diagnosis of these diseases; reduce complications; reduce drug dependency through these systems.
The districts in which the programme have been initiated are indicated, Council wise, as below:
CCRAS- Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Gaya (Bihar).
CCRUM- Lahimpur Khiri (Uttar Pradesh)
CCRH-Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and Darjeeling ( West Bengal)
The Government has also set-up an All India Institute of Ayurveda(AIIA) at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi with the mandate to treat and conduct research related to lifestyle diseases including cancer.