National Programme for Control of Blindness & VI  (NPCB)

Program Officer and Other Employee at State :
Brief Description about Program :
  • Development of eye care services at different levels.
  • Providing eye care services including cataract operations for all specially for weaker/SC&ST and rural population through Fixed O.T. approach.
  • Providing spectacles ( thus preventing development of blindness ) after examining eyes For refractive errors in school going children aged from 8 to 14 year.
  • To train ophthalmic surgeons and para-medical workers involved in the program in modern technique of operation, community education and equipment management.
  • Involvement of N.G.Os. in the program and providing cash assistance and in the form equipment etc.
Year of Starting  :
Program running in District   :
Program Objective : To bring down prevailing blindness rate of 1.0% to 0.3% by the end of year 2020.
Program Website :