At the instruction of Prime Minister of India Narendra modi in the country created a Ministry to promote traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda, and yoga. Approved annual budget of the institution amounted to about 174 million dollars.
Before the advent of the Ministry, which was headed by 62-year-old Sripad Naik, these directions was in charge of a special Department in the Ministry of health of India, but it was not enough.
It is noteworthy that modi himself is widely known as a big supporter of national treatment and follower of yoga. Previously, he suggested the UN to establish an international day of yoga. In addition, modi said that yoga can help solve the world’s problems.