Revised National Tuberculosis Program

Adopted in 1997 after WHO declared TB a global epidemic in 1993.


  • To achieve and maintain a TB treatment success rate of at least 85% among new sputum-positive patients.
  • To achieve and maintain the detection of at least 70% of the new sputum-positive patients.
  • Under RNTCP about 4 lakh DOTS centres have been established so far.

National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination 2017-2025

  • India adopted the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination based on the TB Elimination Strategy of the WHO and SDG of the UN.
  • The National Strategic Plan is built over 4 strategic pillars of Detect – Treat – Prevent – Build
  • It aims to eliminate TB in India by 2025
  • Specific targets compared to 2015 include
  • 80% reduction in TB incidence
  • 90% reduction in TB mortality
  • 0% of patients have catastrophic expenditure due to TB.

Nikshay Poshan Yojana

  • The financial incentive of Rs 500 per month for each notified TB patient for the duration for which the patient is on anti-TB treatment.
  • Direct Benefit Transfer provides incentives.
  • The scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme under National Health Mission (NHM). 
  • Financial norms of NHM would be applicable.
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