National Programme for control of Blindness
The National Programme for control of visual impairment and blindness
was launched in 1976 is the 100% centrally sponsored and incorprates the
earlier trachoma control programme was started in 1963.
To reduce the prevalence
of blindness 1.49% to < 0.3%
To establish an
infrastructure and efficiency levels in the programme.
To establish eye care
facilities for every 5 lakh population
To develop human
resources for eye care services at all levels.
To imporve quality of
To secure participation of civil society and the private sector.