UPSC Daily Editorial Analysis | A TB- Mukt India | National TB Elimination Program | Nikshay Portal | 10th September, 2022

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What the article is about:

  • The article talks about people’s participation in solving the critical problem of TB.


  • Prelims.
  • GS2: Health


  • PM modi has often emphasised the important role of Jan bhagidari (People’s participation) in solving problems.
  • We have set the ambitious goal of making India Tb- free by 2025, five years ahead of the global target for eliminating this disease 

Government’s efforts in this direction:

  • Ni-kshay poshan Yojana has been initiated under the aegis of National Tb Elimination Program (NTEP) to support the nutritional needs of TB patients.
  • NationalTB elimination program:
    • To align with the ambitious goal, the programme has been renamed from the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) to National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP).
    • Addressing all co-morbidities and goes beyond medical interventions to tackle the social determinants of TB while minimising access barriers to diagnosis and treatment.
  • The Nikshay Ecosystem:
    • It is the National TB information system which is a one-stop solution to manage information of patients and monitor program activity and performance throughout the country.
  • Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY):
    • This scheme is aimed at providing financial support to TB patients for their nutrition.
  • TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign:
    • Launched In September 2019 it is showcasing the highest level of commitment for the elimination of TB.
  • The Saksham Project:
    • It is a project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) that has been providing psycho-social counselling to DR-TB patients.
  • Ni-kshay portal:
    •  It is a web enabled application, which facilitates monitoring of universal access to TB patients data by all concerned.


People’s participation is required to achieve the ambitious goal of “TB mukt Bharat”.

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