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How well has your state performed in eye donations

June 06, 2016 10:32 IST

Increased awareness among people has led to rise in number of eye donations in the country, which is only expected to increase

Move the slider on the map above to see the change in percentage of target achieved in collection of donated eyes over the years ranging from 2007-08 to 2014-15.

The data, taken from National Programme for Control of Blindness, shows that states like Daman & Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Uttarakhand have shown a tremendous progress in collection of donated eyes over the last few years.

However, states like Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh the collection of donated eyes has dropped.

According to the National Programme for Control of Blindness, the goal is to reduce the prevalence of blindness to 0.3 per cent by the year 2020. To achieve that various activities/initiatives are undertaken during Five Year Plans under NPCB.

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