[Prelims Spotlight] National AYUSH Mission, Prahaar

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B2B #1:  [pib] Special AYUSH Clinics for the Elderly

National AYUSH Mission

  1. Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has launched National AYUSH Mission (NAM) during 12th Plan for im­plementing through States/UTs.
  2. The basic objective of NAM is:
  • to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost-effective AYUSH services,
  • strengthening of educational systems,
  • facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials.
  1. It envisages flexibility of implementation of the programmes which will lead to a substantial participation of the State Governments/UT.
  2. The NAM contemplates the establishment of a National Mission as well as corresponding Missions in the State level.

Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts

Name : Prahaar

Defence Forces : Army

Module Type : Missiles

Brief Intro : Prahaar is a solid-fuelled Surface-to-surface guided short-range tactical ballistic missile that would be equipped with omni-directional warheads and could be used for hitting both tactical and strategic targets

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