Ayush ministry signs MoU with ministry of rural development to empower rural youth

Ministry of Ayush will help the achieve growth in self-employment and skill development.

Ayush Ministry

The Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Rural Development on Thursday signed an MoU to transform the rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce.

The MoU was signed at Transport Bhawan by Manoj Nesari, Advisor, Ministry of Ayush, and Karma Zimpa Bhutia, Joint Secretary, Rural Skills, Ministry of Rural Development in the presence of Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal and Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Minister of State for Ayush, Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Secretary Ayush, Rajesh Kotecha, Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary Ministry of Ayush and Shailesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Chairperson of Ayush Sub Sector Skill Council and Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda were also present at the occasion.

Sarbananda Sonowal welcomed the Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh and said that both ministries will collaborate in boosting the spirit of self-employment.

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Singh in his speech praised PM Modi and the Ayush Ministry for the growth seen in the Ayush sector, which scaled from US$ 3 billion in 2014 to US$ 19 billion in the year 2022.

The minister also thanked PM Modi for scaling and giving them the opportunity.

Talking about DDU-GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushal Yojana), he said that he would empower self-help groups of women and that collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush will help the achieve growth in self-employment and skill development.

Speaking on the occasion, Director of All India Institute of Ayurveda Prof (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari said that the collaboration between both ministries will play an important role in enhancing the skill and service sector related to Ayurveda.