National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF)

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Title of the Scheme National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF)
Division 
(E-mail ID)
Nutrition & IDD Cell, Dte. General of Health Services gupta[dot]devesh[at]nic[dot]in
Funding Pattern of Scheme Centre will bear 75% of the total budget and the State Government will contribute 25% of the budget.  In case of North Easrtern States it will be 90% and 10% respectively.
Brief Description To address the problem of fluorosis, mainly  due to intake of high fluoride through drinking water, the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF) was initiated in 2008-09 during 11th Five Year Plan.  100 district with high fluoride content in drinking water were covered under the programme during the 11th Plan in phased manner and another 95 are to be covered during the 12th Plan.  The strategies are :Surveillance of fluorosis in the community and school children;capacity building in the form of training and man power support;  diagnostic facilities in the form of laboratory support & equipment including ion meter to monitor the fluoride content in water and urinary levels; health educationmanagementoffluorosis cases by providing for corrective surgeries and rehabilitation
Beneficiaries  & Eligibility Criteria All people residing in areas with high fluoride content in drinking water in the districts covered so far under the programme .
Types of Benefits Awareness about fluorosis and its effects ; measures to prevent it; diagnostic facilities ; management and rehabilitation of fluorosis cases
How to avail Benefits Through district and sub-district health facilities
Website URL or Detailed PDF Brief on NPPCF   [1.70 MB] Guidelines for NPPCF   [1.70 MB]
Validity of the Scheme National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF) approved for 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17)
Keywords National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF) , Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) ,  National Health Mission (NHM) .