Price Stablisation Fund to regulate price volatility of onion and potato

Price Stablisation Fund to regulate price volatility of onion and potato

A new initiative taken by the Government is the setting up of Price Stablisation Fund (PSF) a Central Sector Scheme, being implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation (DAC) with a corpus of Rs.500 crore. The scheme is expected to help in regulating price volatility of agricultural and horticultural commodities both when there is price rise or vice-versa. Initially the support is for procurement of onion and potato only. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Shri Paswan said that the Government closely monitors the wholesale/retail prices of 22 select essential commodities based on information received from 68 reporting centres across the country. There is a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on Prices set up by the Cabinet Secretariat to review the prices of essential items, and to suggest possible policy interventions for implementation.


Steps for strengthening of infrastructure at the Consumer Fora

The Government has decided to amend the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 comprehensively so that the rights of the Consumers can be better protected. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Regarding pendency of cases in consumer courts, the Minister said that Inadequate infrastructure is one of the reasons which have affected the disposal of cases. However a number of steps have been taken for improving the Consumer Fora working. Financial assistance is provided by the Central Government to the States/UTs for strengthening of infrastructure of Consumer Fora including computerization and networking. Hardware has been supplied at 550 Consumer Forums (34 State Commissions and 516 District Consumer Forums).Online access have been provided to 521 Consumer Forums (33 State Commissions and 488 District Consumer Forums).

Shri Paswan said that the Department of Consumer Affairs regularly carries out awareness campaign on various consumer related issues including messages on consumer Law and Forums under the “Jago Grahak Jago” program through various medium like newspapers, Magazines, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Lok Sabha Television, Pvt. FM Radio Stations, C&S Channels, Digital Cinema, Community Radio & Hoardings etc. The campaigns are done on All India basis and not state-wise.


Commemorative Celebrations of World War -1

            Indian Army is Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War from 10 Mar to 14 Mar 2015 in New Delhi in memory of the 1.5 million Indian Soldiers who fought in the war and over 74000 who made the supreme sacrifice.  10th March coincides with the Battle of Neuve Chapelle marking the British Offensive in Artois region of France in which the Garhwal Brigade & Meerut Division of the Indian Corps participated. The time period 2014 to 2018 is being commemorated as the Centenary of World War-1.

As part of the Commemorative Events, a wreath was laid at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 10 Mar 15.  Raksha Mantri, Rajya Raksha Mantri, Service Chiefs, Defence Secretary and  senior serving officers  of the Regiments that took part in the War, also graced the occasion.

A Commemorative Exhibition is also being held at Manekshaw Centre from 10 to 14 Mar 2015.  A Veterans Run to be flagged off by Vice Chief of Army Staff will carry the inaugural Flame ‘Heritage Torch’ from Commonwealth War Cemetery, Brar Square to Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt. The last Veteran Runner Honorary Captain (Retd) Bana Singh, PVC, will hand over the ‘Heritage Torch’ to the Hon’ble President for lighting the symbolic ‘Flame of Remembrance’ (Inaugural Flame) and inaugurating the Commemorative Exhibition at 6 PM today.

The Chief of the Army Staff will address the dignitaries and highlight the role and sacrifices of the Indian Soldiers during the First World War. The President will thereafter release a Commemorative First Day Cover. The President will also view the exhibition which includes a ‘Gallantry Hall’, highlighting how the ‘Great War’ was fought and won, its impact on Indian Soldiers lives on the frontline and at home. It will showcase 13 Campaigns, wartime weapons and equipment, memorabilia and various artifacts.

The ‘Corner of Remembrance’ in the exhibition will display old letters, an old home in neglect with belongings of Soldiers and depicting a feeling of anxiousness of the families waiting for their dear ones to return home. The ‘Sacrifice Hall’ will include replicas of Amar Jawan Jyoti, Indian memorials, busts and paintings of Victoria Cross Winners in India & abroad.

The outdoor props of the exhibition will give a glimpse of the dress, equipment, bunkers and  guns. A replica of miniature Brighton Hospital will depict the treatment and the trauma that the Indian Soldiers went through. The live props will highlight the role played by various Arms/Corps in the War including Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Signals and ASC. A dynamic band display by the Indian Army brass & pipe bands will also be conducted as part of the mega event.

The descendants of some of the Victoria Cross Awardees and the Param Vir Chakra Awardees of Independent India will also be present for the function and will interact with the Hon’ble President.

            The Commemoration Exhibition of World War -1 at Manekshaw Convention Centre at Delhi Cantonment would be open to the public and Schools and Colleges from 11 to 13 Mar 15.

            Photographs of the events will be forwarded on occurrence in later part of the day.


Encouraging Setting up of New Food Processing Industries and Cold Storages/Cold Chains

The Government is implementing various schemes to encourage setting up of new food processing industries and cold storages/cold chains. Central Sector Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infrastructure is being implemented by the Ministry of Food processing Industries which aims at providing integrated and complete cold chain and preservation facilities without any break from the farm gate to the consumer. The admissible grant for Cold Chain project is in the form of grant-in-aid @ 50% the total cost of plant, machinery and technical civil works in general areas and 75% for difficult areas (North-East States including Sikkim and J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand) subject to a maximum of Rs 10 Crore.

Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infrastructure (for Non-Horticultural Products) as a component of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of NationalMission on Food Processing (NMFP) is also being implemented by the State/UT Governments since 01.04.2012.

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for development of Horticulture in the country which includes assistance for creation of post-harvest infrastructure including establishment of cold storage, processing units, pack houses, pre-cooling units, controlled atmosphere storage, reefer vans and setting up of ripening chambers. Under Post harvest component credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the project cost in general areas and 50% in case of hilly and schedule areas is available.

Under the Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI) sub scheme of the integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing being implemented by Department of Agriculture and Co-operation, subsidy is available for construction of Cold storages when created as part of Integrated Value Chain (IVS) Projects @ 33.33% in case of North-Eastern (NE) States, Sikkim, UTs of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands, hilly areas, Registered FPOs, Panchayats, Women, SC/ST entrepreneurs and their cooperatives and Self-help groups. Subsidy is @ 25 % for all other categories of beneficiaries.

Under its XII Plan Scheme, APEDA provides 90 per cent grant-in-aid to State Government agencies for setting up of cold storage facilities for common use for exports. Assistance to private exporters is also provided up to 40% as subsidy with a ceiling of Rs. 7.5 lakhs to Rs. 75.00 lakhs for different components of Cold Chain.

Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) also has Scheme for Support of Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure which is available for capital investment in the creation of modern storage capacity including cold chains and post-harvest storage.

Government has established the National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD). NCCD provides technical guidance, conducts knowledge dissemination activities and addresses industry concerns on development matters.

To promote setting up of new food processing units as well as technological up-gradation and expansion of existing food processing units in the country, a Central Sector Scheme of Technology Up-gradation/Establishment/Modernisation of Food Processing Industries is being implemented by Ministry of Food Processing Industries. The scheme envisages financial assistance @ 25% of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs in general areas, @33.33% of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakhs in difficult areas (i.e. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep) and Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) areas and @50% of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs. 100 lakhs for North-Eastern States including Sikkim. This scheme has been subsumed in the National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) with effect from 1st April, 2012 which is being implemented through State/ UT Governments. Under the Mission, State Governments are empowered to receive the applications, sanction and release the grants-in-aid to the eligible beneficiaries. Mission provides flexibility to States / UTs in the selection of beneficiaries and location of projects etc. as per their specific requirement and priorities so as to better ensure the development of food processing sector.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.


Total 42 Mega Food Parks have been Sanctioned by the Government

A total 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) have been sanctioned by the Government for setting-up in the country. Out of these, 21 Mega Food Parks have been accorded final approval and are at various stages of implementation, while 4 Mega Food Parks are progressing towards meeting the conditions for final approval.

The Scheme of Mega Food Parks is aimed at providing modern infrastructure facilities along the value chain from farm gate to the market with strong backward and forward linkages. It is expected to facilitate the efforts to increase the level of processing of agricultural and horticultural produce, with particular focus on perishables, in the country and thereby to check the wastage. The Scheme has a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model. It includes creation of infrastructure for primary processing and storage near the farm in the form of Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) and Collection Centres (CCs) and common facilities and enabling infrastructure at Central Processing Centre (CPC). The PPCs are meant for functioning as a link between the producers and processors for supply of raw material to the Central Processing Centres. CPC has need based core processing facilities and basic enabling infrastructure to be used by the food processing units setup at the CPC. The minimum area required for a CPC is 50 acres. The scheme is demand-driven and would facilitate food processing units to meet environmental, safety and social standards.

Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which is a Body Corporate registered under the Companies Act. State Government/State Government entities/Cooperatives applying for setting up a project under the scheme are not required (w.e.f 10.02.2014) to form a separate SPV. Implementation period of a Mega Food Park project is 30 months. The financial assistance for Mega Food Park is provided in the form of grant-in-aid @ 50% of eligible project cost in general areas and @ 75% of eligible project cost in NE Region and difficult areas (Hilly States and ITDP areas) subject to maximum of Rs. 50 crore per project. It is expected that on an average, each project will have around 30-35 food processing units with a collective investment of Rs 250 crores that would eventually lead to an annual turnover of about Rs 450-500 crores and creation of direct and indirect employment to the extent of about 30,000 persons.

It has been experienced during implementation of the Scheme of Mega Food Parks that the major challenges being faced by the Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in implementation of the Mega Food Park projects, include acquiring contiguous land of 50 acres or more in the name of SPV, obtaining term loan from the Banks, difficulties in obtaining various statutory clearances from the State Government Departments/Agencies, timely contribution of equity by the promoters, lack of cohesiveness amongst the promoters etc. Ministry has made various amendments in the scheme and its guidelines from time to time to address these challenges to improve the pace of implementation of MFPs.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.


Each State to Have At Least One Mega Food Park

Food Processing Minister Inaugurates AAHAR Fair in Capital

Union Food Processing Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that Government is taking steps to establish one Mega Food Park in every State in the country. Speaking on the occasion of inauguration of 30th AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair organised by ITPO in the Capital today, Smt. Badal said that Mega Food Park is the flagship programme for her Ministry and shall become a hub for food processing activities to provide a bridge from farm to fork.

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal said there was a great potential for value addition for farmers through food processing. Simultaneously this will also help in controlling food wastage and consumers will also get better prices. Thus, food processing is food saved. Noting that India was the largest producer of milk and second largest producer of fruits, vegetables and cereals, the Minister said that the present level of just 2% of processing of fruits and vegetables is extremely low and there was a great potential in increasing the same.

Earlier, Mr. Marek Sawicki, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Poland, stated that Poland was in the process to launch several promotion campaigns in India to ensure that the food processed in Poland was easily available to consumers in India.

In his address, Shri Ranglal Jamuda, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, highlighted salient features of the Aahar Fair wherein the total exhibition space of 45,000 sqm has been used and around 800 participants including more than 70 participants from abroad are participating. He informed that 22 countries are participating with six new entrants including Japan and Korea.


Prevalence of Paediatric Diabetes in the Country

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the phase I of Task Force project entitled, “ICMR-India Diabetes (INDIAB) Study-Phase-I,” with the aim to:

I. determine the national prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes in India, by estimating the state-wise prevalence of the same, and

II. compare the prevalence of type-2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in urban and rural areas across India.

In the first phase of the study, the rural and urban settings in four states and one union territory viz., Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Chandigarh have been included. The adjusted prevalence of diabetes (both known and newly diagnosed) in Tamil Nadu was 10.4 %, Jharkhand-5.3%, Chandigarh-13.6% and Maharashtra-8.4%. The prevalence of pre-diabetes was 8.3%, 8.1%, 14.6% and 12.8 % respectively.

Data reported during the course of screening of school children under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) during 11th  Plan indicates that out of 93,648 school children screened in the towns of Nainital, Ratlam & Bhilwara, 1,354 (1.45%) were suspected to be diabetic. While health is a state subject, the central government supplements the efforts of the state governments for improving healthcare.

The Government of India has launched National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) which is implemented for interventions up to District level under the National Health Mission. NPCDCS has a focus on awareness generation for behaviour and life-style changes, screening and early diagnosis of persons with high level of risk factors and their referral to higher facilities for appropriate management.

Facilities including those for testing and treatment for diabetes are provided in various government Institutions. In addition, under NPCDCS, diagnosis and treatment facilities are provided through different levels of healthcare including NCD Clinics located in District Hospitals and Community Health Centres (CHCs).

As per National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority three Insulin Injections in the strength of 40IU / ml viz., Insulin Injection (Soluble), Intermediate Acting (Lente/NPH Insulin) and Premix insulin 30:70 Injection are included in the Schedule-I of the Drugs Price Control Order(DPCO), 2013 and are under price control. These insulin injections were also under price control under DPCO, 1995 and the ceiling price fixed under the provision of DPCO, 1995 continue to be in force as per the provisions of DPCO, 2013.

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


Promotion of Medical Research

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with a network of 32 institutes works in the field of medical research in communicable and non-communicable diseases, throughout the country. The Department of Health Research has also launched five schemes to promote health research in the country, namely:-

1.      Establishment of Multidisciplinary Research Units (MRUs) in Govt. Medical Colleges/Institutions.

2.      Establishment of Model rural Health Research Units (MRHRU) in the States.

3.      Establishment of Network of Viral Diagnostic Research Laboratories for managing Epidemics and Natural Calamities.

4.      Scheme on Human Resource Development for Health Research.

5.      Grant-in-aid Scheme for Inter-Sectoral Convergence & Coordination for Promotion and Guidance on Health Research.

States/UT wise-details of research units sanctioned under schemes are given below respectively:-

List of Multi-Disciplinary Research Units (MRUs) sanctioned in the Government medical colleges/institutions upto 28th February, 2015

List of Model Rural Health Research Units sanctioned in the

States upto 28th February 2015

List of Viral Diagnostic & Research Labs sanctioned during 2013-14 and 2014-15

The Department of Health Research does not grant permission for carrying out medical research by foreign pharmaceutical companies.

The MoS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ShriShripadYessoNaik stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today.

Policy to Check Rise in Population 

The Government has taken a number of specific initiatives for population stabilization under National Health Mission (NHM). The details of which may be seen in the given below:
1.    Scheme for Home delivery of contraceptives by ASHAs wherein ASHAs are delivering contraceptives from door to door in the community.
2.    Scheme for ASHAs to ensure spacing in births wherein ASHAs are being utilized for counseling newly married couples to ensure delay of 2 years in birth of first child after marriage and couples with 1 child to have spacing of 3 years after the birth of 1st child. The scheme is being implemented in 18 states of the country (8 EAG, 8 NE, Gujarat and Haryana).
3.    Compensation scheme for sterilization acceptors under which MoHFW provides compensation for loss of wages to the beneficiary and also to the service provider (& team) for conducting sterilizations. Compensation for sterilization acceptors has been enhanced further recently for 11 high focus states, with high TFR.
4.    Compensation scheme for PPIUCD under which the service provider as well as the ASHA who escorts the clients to the health facility for facilitating the IUCD insertion are compensated.
5.    Scheme for provision of Pregnancy Testing Kits at sub centres as well as in the drug basket of the ASHAs for use in the communities for early detection of pregnancies.
6.    National Family Planning Indemnity Scheme (NFPIS) under which clients are insured in the eventualities of deaths, complications and failures following sterilization and the providers/ accredited institutions are indemnified against litigations in those eventualities.
7.    World Population Day: It is being observed all over India since 2009 and the event is conducted over a month long period, split into two fortnights:
                                           i. June 27 to July 10: “Dampati Sampark Pakhwada” or “Mobilisation Fortnight”.
                                         ii. July 11 to July 24 “Jansankhya Sthirtha Pakhwada” or “Population Stabilisation Fortnight”.
8.    Special emphasis on Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) services- GoI has now improved the basket of choice for PPFP with an introduction of a new method i.e. PPIUCD. There is also continued emphasis on Post-partum sterilization.
9.    Adoption of Fixed day Fixed Place Family Planning mode:  Availability of Fixed Day Static Services at all facilities round the year.
10.    Engaging mobile teams for improving the access to sterilization services in underserved, hard to reach, tribal and strife prone areas where there is huge demand but lack of providers.
11.    Accreditation of more private/NGO facilities to increase the provider base for family planning services under PPP.
12.    Increasing male participation and promotion of ‘Non Scalpel Vasectomy’’.
13.    Appointment of RMNCH+A Counselors (Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health) at the district hospitals and other high case load facilities to ensure counseling of the clients visiting the facilities.
14.    Improving contraceptives supply management up to peripheral facilities.
15.    Quality care in Family Planning services being ensured by establishing Quality Assurance Committees at state and district levels.
16.    Conducting Onsite training through dedicated mobile training teams.
17.    Augmenting demand generation activities in the form of development of new audio visual software, display of posters, billboards and other materials in the various facilities.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.


Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme 

Number of TB patients registered under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in the year 2014 (state-wise) is given below:
Total TB Cases Registered under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in the year 2014

* Since July, 2014.

The Government of India is implementing the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in the country. Under this programme, diagnosis and treatment facilities including anti-TB drugs are provided free of cost to all TB patients. Designated microscopy centres have been established for quality diagnosis for every one lakh population in the general areas and for every 50,000 population in the tribal, hilly and difficult areas. More than 13000 microscopy centres have been established in the country. Treatment centres (DOT Centres) have been established near to residence of patients to the extent possible, both, in Urban and Rural areas.

All Government Hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHC), Primary Health Centres (PHC), Sub Centres are DOT centres. In addition NGOs, Private Practitioners (PPs) involved under the RNTCP, community volunteers, Anganwadi workers, women self-help groups etc. also function as DOT providers/DOT Centres. Drugs are provided under direct observation and the patients are monitored so that they complete their treatment. Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT) services, for the management of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) and TBHIV collaborative activities for TBHIV co-infection are being implemented throughout the country.


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

Programme to Combat Obesity 

The ICMR’s National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB), Hyderabad has conducted several studies in which data on Body Mass Index (BMI) has been collected from various States/UTs in India. According to the NNMB survey in 10 States, the prevalence of overweight/obesity (BMI > 25 Kg/m2) among rural men and women (2011-12) was approximately 12% and 16% respectively. 

A statement showing State-wise BMI data collected by the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06) is given below:

Prevalence (%) of overweight/obesity (BMI >25) among Men and Women in India

Source: National Family Health Survey 3: 2005-06

While health is a state subject, the central government supplements the activities and efforts of the states towards creation of awareness, health education and health promotion.

The Government of India in 2010 launched National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS). The focus of the programme is on awareness generation for behaviour and life-style changes, early diagnosis of persons with high levels of risk factors and their referral to higher facilities for appropriate management. The programme is expended to cover more districts in 12th  Five Year Plan. From 2013-14, the programme activities up to district level have been subsumed under National Health Mission (NHM).

In the National Monitoring Framework and Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2013-2020), adopted by the Government of India, obesity has been identified as an area of intervention. 

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




Surrogacy Bill 

The Government is working on finalizing Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill which also covers surrogacy. During the inter-ministerial consultation some Ministries /Departments submitted their comments which were considered by the Department of Health Research (DHR) in consultation with Ministry of Law and Justice, Govt. of India. The Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) is revising the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, based on these comments. 

The MoS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today. 


Strengthening of Public Health Delivery System 

As per information made available through National Health Systems Resource Center (NHSRC), the States of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have a Public Health Cadre. The States of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Kerala and the UTs of Puducherry and Daman & Diu are covered under Public Health Act. 

Under National Health Mission (NHM), the Central Government has been providing an incentive of up to 5% of the resource envelope under National Rural Health Mission-Reproductive and Child Health Flexipool to those States that create public health cadre. 

While health is a state subject, the central government through the National Health Mission, supports the states for strengthening of public health delivery system at Sub Centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and District Hospital levels. In addition to the state government health institutions, the central government health institutions including All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Jawahar Lal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, Safdarjug Hospital, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated Hospitals, New Delhi etc. also provide tertiary care level services. The central government is also implementing the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana under which identified state run tertiary health institutions are strengthened. 

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


Survey on Healthcare Requirement Facilities 

The District Level Household Survey (DLHS)-4 was conducted during 2012-13 in many States, including Karnataka, with the objective to provide Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) related database at District level. The facility survey as part of DLHS-4 collected information on human resource, infrastructure and services.
The State/District fact-sheets of DLHS-4 for 21 States/UTs, including Karnataka, are available on the website
Public health being a state subject, the primary responsibility to provide health care facilities lies with the state government. However, under the National Health Mission, financial support is provided to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems based on the Programme Implementation Plans submitted by the States/UTs. The support, inter alia, includes support for RCH services, routine immunization, human resource, infrastructure, drugs and equipments, ambulances, ASHAs, National disease control programmes, control of non-communicable diseases, salary of ANM and LHVs etc.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.


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