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What Modi government is doing to promote Homoeopathic system of medicine

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The Indian government has allocated a package of Rs. 58 crore for promoting research work in the field of Homoepathy. The fund has been allocated to Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and will be used interalia for construction of Homoeopathy Research Centre buildings at Lucknow, Jaipur, Mumbai and Imphal. In addition, the allocated fund will also be utilized for validation studies, development of protocol of clinical research studies, evaluation studies and collaborative studies.

22 research institutes are presently functioning under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) in the country.

For financial year 2015-16, an amount of Rs. 38.25 crores have been allocated for All India Institute of Homoeopathy (AIIH) to meet the cost of land and its possession from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for establishment of an All India Institute of Homoeopathy (AIIH).

An amount of Rs. 34.00 crores have been allocated for National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH) for financial year 2015-2016, which will be utilized for construction of academic -cum-library block, purchase of beds, furniture for hospital block, digitization and up gradation of library and  stipend for PG Homoeopathy students.

There are 191 Homoeopathy Medical Colleges in the country, which include State Government and Private Colleges and also one National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata an autonomous institution under the Ministry.

All India Institute of Homoeopathy (AIIH) has been allocated Rs. 38.25 crores to meet the cost of land and its possession from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for establishment of an All India Institute of Homoeopathy (AIIH). An outlay of Rs. 50.00 crores was included in the 12th Five Year Plan for establishment of All India Institute of Homoeopathy (AIIH). It was decided to establish AIIH at New Delhi, for which the request was made to Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for allotment of 10 acres of land. The land has been identified.

Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a centrally Sponsored Scheme on 29th September 2014. Out of the total State resource envelop available, 20% is earmarked for flexible funds. Under flexi pool component of Mission, there is a provision for financial assistance to the State Government/ UTs for the component of Telemedicine which can be proposed under State Annual Action Plan (SAAP).

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Swiggy to use digital payments for delivery fleet

Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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Another step towards digitizing India
Encouraging Digital Transactions by exempting service tax on Cards (Wikimedia commons)
  • Swiggy is an online food ordering platform
  • It will now allow digital payments for delivery feet
  • this method will prevent any leakage in cash payment process

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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