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A TB (tuberculosis) Mukt India

Context:

Ni-kshay portal is an initiative by the government of India to realize the potential of the masses in eliminating TB by 2025, thereby giving a push to “Pradhan Mantri TB-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan” by people’s participation.

Data on Prevalence of TB:

  • According to National TB, Prevalence Survey Report India experienced a 19% increase in 2021 from the previous year in TB patients. Every year some 0.20-0.25 billion TB incidences and 0.04 billion deaths are recorded in India.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has undone several efforts made to eradicate the disease.
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