Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Update on National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment

Posted On: 05 APR 2022 3:41PM by PIB Delhi

National Programme for Control of Blindness was launched in 1976. From 2017 onwards, the programme was strengthened and expanded to cover all kinds of visual impairment as well. It was renamed as National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) and is implemented all over the country uniformly, with a goal of reducing the prevalence of avoidable blindness to 0.25% by the year 2025. Apart from cataract, refractive errors, corneal blindness and childhood blindness, the programme is equally focusing on other eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), age related macular degeneration etc. associated with life style diseases like diabetes and aging process. Preventive and curative eye care services are also provided through Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centres in the country.

In order to assess the programme, the “National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey” was carried out during 2015-19 which showed reduction in the prevalence of blindness from 1% (2007) to 0.36% (2019).

Under NPCB&VI funds allocated during last three years and the current year, State/UT wise is placed at Annexure-I.

 

The progress report of various activities by the States/UTs under this programme is obtained and monitored by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on monthly basis.  Progress report for last 3 years is placed at Annexure-II.

 

The programme is monitored at national level in consultation with the State Government. At States/UTs level to check the rising number of cases of blindness, functionaries from Panchayats, Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) staff, ASHA workers, NGO and other voluntary groups like Mahila Mandals, are involved by the District Health Societies.

 

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharti Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

 

 

Annexure-I

 

State/UT WISE Approvals and Expenditure under National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) under Flexible Pool for Non-Communicable Diseases under NHM from F.Y. 2018-19 to 2021-22 up to 31.12.2021

 

S. No.

Name of the State/UTs

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Expenditure

Expenditure

Expenditure

Approval

Expenditure

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

6.16

10.35

0.59

24.78

1.97

2

Andhra Pradesh

4287.23

4696.90

1666.35

9096.50

621.61

3

Arunachal Pradesh

321.52

0.00

22.63

133.70

126.53

4

Assam

655.58

517.18

328.14

930.15

199.25

5

Bihar

2433.55

1460.77

941.96

3881.26

415.03

6

Chandigarh

0.00

0.00

0.00

42.45

1.98

7

Chhattisgarh

561.31

472.07

237.82

1502.11

253.24

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

5.94

12.03

0.01

15.72

6.64

9

Daman & Diu

15.54

1.28

10

Delhi

163.14

113.37

77.03

402.80

28.14

11

Goa

53.79

73.71

26.68

113.90

16.96

12

Gujarat

3684.33

2246.30

4217.06

4295.88

1288.80

13

Haryana

84.08

178.80

255.48

871.49

137.62

14

Himachal Pradesh

50.65

107.19

34.54

170.41

43.39

15

Jammu & Kashmir

271.63

247.28

78.10

940.00

148.11

16

Jharkhand

617.36

700.99

765.08

1786.00

557.85

17

Karnataka

2577.50

2767.61

820.31

3249.92

818.51

18

Kerala

720.48

722.63

845.12

1303.38

128.95

19

Ladakh

-

-

1.85

143.53

3.17

20

Lakshadweep

0.00

16.00

0.39

51.26

1.83

21

Madhya Pradesh

4402.09

4884.90

2631.70

6400.47

2877.60

22

Maharashtra

640.33

706.00

322.10

3439.22

631.37

23

Manipur

347.33

283.88

0.00

452.98

0.00

24

Meghalaya

89.85

49.27

126.80

200.21

100.77

25

Mizoram

160.23

62.08

51.67

144.65

40.95

26

Nagaland

35.54

65.46

0.05

127.10

30.19

27

Odisha

1193.00

1462.74

652.87

2112.13

705.52

28

Puducherry

58.02

41.93

31.40

197.56

23.52

29

Punjab

473.08

559.45

235.67

825.40

239.52

30

Rajasthan

1637.12

1249.72

1308.70

3974.47

964.39

31

Sikkim

15.71

13.64

0.00

110.75

7.56

32

Tamil Nadu

6086.29

3402.14

1228.75

6312.03

1065.23

33

Telangana

3657.97

1042.23

1019.10

1125.70

283.87

34

Tripura

199.24

35.94

35.75

308.14

199.80

35

Uttar Pradesh

2894.62

3157.81

2719.70

12948.87

976.47

36

Uttarakhand

310.97

204.16

180.31

161.72

127.50

37

West Bengal

973.78

1598.27

1878.64

4607.57

975.06

               

 

1.The above information is as per the available Financial Management Report (fmr) submitted by States /UTs.

2.Expenditure includes expenditure against Central Release, State share & unspent balances at the beginning of the year

 

Annexure II

 

 

National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI)

Progress Report of Activities under NPCB&VI

 

 

Targets and Achievements during last 3 years

 

 

Year / Activity

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22*

Achievement

Achievement

Achievement

Achievement

Cataract

66,90,830

64,33,140

35,50,765

39,56,934

School Eye Screening Programme

8,81,929

8,56,768

1,80,723

2,52,600

Collection of donated Eyes for Corneal Transplantation

68,409

65,417

17,402

33,733

Treatment/ Management of other eye diseases (Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Childhood Blindness, Keratoplasty etc.)

6,14,433

8,37,151

2,99,852

3,05,298

Training of Eye Surgeons

125

108

32

48

         

*Final report for the year 2021-22 is provisional.

 

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MV/AL

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