The Government has taken several steps to promote yoga in the country as follows:
The Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) which
inter-alia makes provision for the following:-
(i) Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs) including Yoga and Naturopathy.
(ii) Up gradation of exclusive State Government AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries including Yoga and Naturopathy.
(iii) Setting up of up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital including Yoga and Naturopathy.
(iv) Upgradation of State Government Educational Institutions including Yoga and Naturopathy.
(v) Setting up of new State Government AYUSH Educational Institutions including Yoga and Naturopathy in the State where it is not available.
(vi) Under the flexible components of the scheme of NAM, provision has been made for Grant-in- aid to the Yoga Wellness centers and Naturopathy hospitals.
Under the Central Sector Scheme of Information Education Communication (IEC), there is provision of propagation and promotion of AYUSH systems including Yoga for treatment of common ailments through various media channels and other publicity activities like organizing Arogya fairs, providing financial support for fairs, conferences, seminars etc., on AYUSH systems.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), an autonomous organization under Ministry of AYUSH, has started Bachelor of Science (Yoga Science), a regular course of three years duration, Diploma in Yogic Science of one year duration and certificate course in Yogic Science for specified Target groups (Paramilitary Personnel).
Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous organization under Ministry of AYUSH, is running 8 Yoga and Naturopathy Out Patient Departments (OPDs) in Government Hospitals of Delhi and Haryana.
A scheme titled as â€œYoga Training for Police Personnelâ€ has been formulated by the Ministry for promotion of health and prevention of diseases, in order to bring awareness among police personnel towards healthy lifestyle and improve their skills through Yoga practices covering all districts of the country.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri ShripadYessoNaik in reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.