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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
07-August-2015 15:02 IST
National Tobacco Control Programme

The key activities undertaken under the National Tobacco Control Programme include:

1)      National Level Public awareness campaigns

2)      Monitoring, Evaluation and Research.

3)      Advocacy and inter-sectoral linkages

4)      Training and capacity building of multiple stakeholders.

5)      Enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act (COTPA, 2003)

6)      School Awareness Programmes

7)      Setting up and expansion of cessation services.

The details of the achievements and funds released/utilized during the last three years are given below:

 

Year

Achievements under NTCP

 

2012 -13

·         Issued notification to regulate the depiction of tobacco products or its use in films and TV programmes.

·         Issued the packaging and labelling Rules 2012 vide notification G.S.R. No. 724 (E) dated 27-09-12.

·         Launched Public awareness campaign using electronic media as well as outdoor media like Bus panels, bus queue shelters, unipole, back light display at railway station, metro rail display etc.

·         Number of people challaned (21 states) :  1,04,750

·         Number of tobacco users counselled (21 states) : 32,328

·         Number of children covered under school programme (21 states) : 1,71,986

·         Number of people trained through workshops/trainings (21 states) : 82,182

2013-14

·         Up-scaled the coverage of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) from existing 42 districts of 21 states to 53 districts of 29 states in 2013, subsumed under the National Health Mission (NHM) Flexi-pool for Non-Communicable disease (NCD’s).

·         Organized “National Consultation on Tobacco Economics” which dwelt on three issues of economics of tobacco (i) Health Cost of Tobacco Use, (ii) Alternative livelihood to tobacco farmers and bidi rollers and (iii) tobacco taxation.

·         Launched Public awareness campaign launched using electronic media and Radio and outdoor (train wrap-up & bus panels).

·         Number of people challaned (21 states) : 69,278

·         Number of tobacco users counselled (21 states) : 15,477

·         Number of children covered under school programme (21 states ): 2,40,508

·         Number of people trained through workshops/trainings (21 states) : 15,147

2014-15

·         Issued notification of new Rules on tobacco pack pictorial warnings on 15th October, 2014, which mandate display of pictorial health warnings on 85% of principal display area of tobacco packs and on both sides.

·         Launched Public awareness campaign using electronic media and Radio.

·         Funds released for setting up/upgradation of State Tobacco Control Cells in 35 States/UTs and for setting up district tobacco control cells in 56 districts.

·         Initiated the process of setting up national quit line  and strengthening violation helpline.

·         Number of people challaned (22 states) :  2,21,922

·         Number of tobacco users counselled (22 states) : 26,666

·         Number of children covered under school programme (22 states) : 98,805

·         Number of people trained through workshops/trainings(22 states) : 22,574

 

 

 

Fund Allocation and utilization under NTCP

 

Financial Year

 

Allocation RE

(in Crore)

Expenditure

(in Crore)

2012 -13

 

30.00

 10.48

2013-14

 51.30

 

35.20

2014-15

 60.00

 

51.90

2015-16

 

20.00

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Status of the release of funds (in INR) under the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)

 for the years 2012-13 to 2014-15

S. No.

State

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

1

Rajasthan

14,56,623

45,38,000

108,87,000

2

Assam

26,23,212

59,97,000

85,83,000

3

Karnataka+

__

__

136,88,000

4

West Bengal*

__

__

23,32,000

5

Tamil Nadu

__

__

130,98,000

6

Uttar Pradesh

__

__

296,43,000

7

Gujarat

__

__

136,16,000

8

Delhi

__

__

12,81,000

9

Madhya Pradesh*

__

__

167,09,000

10

Nagaland

__

61,99,000

7,19,000

11

Tripura

13,63,884

57,64,000

80,06,000

12

Mizoram

22,20,000

64,13,000

51,05,000

13

Arunachal Pradesh

__

__

47,30,000

14

Sikkim

__

__

56,89,000

15

Jharkhand**

__

__

136,88,000

16

Bihar**

__

50,57,000

163,50,000

17

Uttarakhand

22,18,452

48,55,000

94,50,000

18

Maharashtra**

__

76,79,000

172,00,000

19

Goa

__

47,71,000

30,00,000

20

Andhra Pradesh

__

-

123,75,000

21

Odisha**

__

50,27,000

136,88,000

22

Chhattisgarh

__

26,72,000

30,00,000

23

Himachal Pradesh

__

26,72,000

30,00,000

24

J & K

__

__

30,00,000

25

Haryana

__

__

101,25,000

26

Kerala

__

26,72,000

30,00,000

27

Meghalaya

__

64,13,000

7,85,000

28

Punjab

__

26,72,000

30,00,000

29

Puducherry

__

__

30,00,000

30

Chandigarh

__

__

0

31

Andaman & Nicobar

__

__

30,00,000

32

Daman & Diu

__

__

30,00,000

33

Lakshadweep

__

__

65,00,000

34

Manipur

__

__

19,70,000

35

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

__

__

40,00,000

36

Telangana

NA

NA

89,74,000

* 17,24,000 INR/ released to West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh in 2007-08.

+13,29,472 INR/ released to Karnataka in 2010-11

** 12,12,000 INR/ released to Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha in 2008-09.

 

The Government of India got an external evaluation done of the National Tobacco Control Programme through Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in 2012-13. The key recommendations of the evaluation are as under:

1)      School Awareness Programme – to impart awareness and skills among youth to empower and advocate with them for adopting tobacco free norms in the family and community.

2)      Setting up tobacco product testing laboratories- to ensure effective product regulation.

3)      Multi-disciplinary research in tobacco control - encompassing interventions, evidence-based policy reforms and alternatives for tobacco growers/workers.

4)      Periodic Monitoring and Surveillance - to measure the success, failures and lessons learnt.

5)      Accessible and affordable cessation facilities at all levels.

6)      Effective information, education & communication (IEC) materials and mass media to create public awareness at National , state and district levels

7)      Enhance resource allocation at all level for IEC activities/Campaigns.

8)      Synergy of tobacco control with other health programmes like National Health Mission (NHM), National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease and Stroke (NPCDCS) for extended outreach and effective implementation 

9)      Establish National Tobacco Regulatory Authority (NTRA)  - A unified central agency for regulation of tobacco products in India.

The recommendations of this evaluation have been suitably incorporated in the 12th Five Year Plan for National Tobacco Control Programme, to make the outcomes more effective.

Section 5 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA, 2003), prohibits all direct and indirect advertisements, promotion and sponsorship. The said prohibition also extends to any activity that promotes the use or consumption of cigarettes or any other tobacco products.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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MV/LK