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Minimum Needs Programme

The Joint Director Health Services in the Directorate of Health Services, Mumbai is responsible for Planning, Development & Evaluation ( P.D.E.) of the health infrastructure.


To improve Socio Economic conditions for rapid economic development, correcting the imbalances and improve 
standard of living of rural people, particularly the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes.

Following norms have been fixed by GOI to create infrastructure. and the States achievement is showing below.

Sr. No.

Indicator National Norms Achievement by State


  Non tribal Tribal Non tribal Tribal
  Rural Population covered (1991)        


Sub Centre 5000 3000  5383 3271


Primary Health Center 30000 20000  28795 20413


Community Health Center (R.H..)  120000 80000  160000 107000


No. of Sub Center per PHC 6 5.5


No of PHC per R.H. / CHC 4 5.49


Rural Population covered (1991)        


MPW Female 5000 3000   4976


Ratio of H.A. female to MPW female 1:6 1:3.15


Average Rural area covered by (in km)        


Sub Centre 22.89     31.67


Primary Health Center 136.39     174.2


Community Health Center (R.H.)
Average no. of villages covered
1156.52     956.52


Sub Centre 4.29     4.24


Primary Health Center 25.57     23.33


Community Health Center (R.H.) 216.85      128.10


Norms for provision of Medicine grants to R.H./PHC./SC.
1) Rural Hospital (322) Non tribal    (265) 2.00 lakh / year
    Tribal (26) 2.00 lakh/ year
    ITDP (31) 3.00 lakh/ year
      Total (322)
2) Primary Health Center (1768) Non tribal    (1468)    0.60 lakh / year
    Tribal (130) 0.60 lakh / year
    ITDP (170) 0.80 lakh / year
      Total (1768)   
3) Sub center (9725) Non tribal    (7853) 0.06 lakh/ year
    Tribal (727) 0.06 lakh/ year
    ITDP (1145) 0.06 lakh/ year
      Total (9725)   

Regional and District Level Infrastructure

Deputy Director of Health Services ( Circle-8)



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