Commitment title:

Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Commitment description:

(A) India commits to make Universal Health Coverage a reality for all through increased coverage and funding through its Flagship Programme, ‘Ayushman Bharat’ (Healthy India), launched in 2018. The National Health Protection Scheme (called Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, or PM-JAY) will cover 100 million poor and vulnerable families or 500 million Indians with a health cover of up to 7500 US dollars per family per year. Health and Wellness Centre is the second flagship programme under this scheme which will operationalize 1.5 lakh (0.15 million) centers that will provide comprehensive health care, including reproductive, maternal, child, neonatal and adolescent health services. (B) India commits to substantially reduce the unmet need for contraception by 2030 by increasing the range of contraceptives and improving the quality of family planning services. We commit to advocate voluntary and informed choice wherein couples can freely and responsibly decide the number and spacing of their children. (C) We also commit to achieve the SDG target for MMR of less than 70 by 2030 through Suman (Surakshit Matritav Aashwasan – Safe Motherhood Assurance) (D) We will ensure access for all adolescents and youth, and especially girls, to comprehensive and age-responsive information, education and adolescent friendly comprehensive, quality and timely health services under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) (E) We wish to address gender-based violence to achieve SDG 5.2 by eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls through improved implementation of various legislative frameworks and strengthened schematic interventions. (F) We commit to increasing health expenditure by government to 2.5 percent of the GDP by 2025 from the existing 1.15 percent. (G) We commit to address Gender Biased Sex Selection by changing mindsets, structures and policies. Multisectoral interventions will be strengthened to promote women’s equal participation in public life



India commits to providing quality, timely and dis-aggregated data, investing in digital health innovations, and improvement of data systems by 2030 to achieve sustainable development.

Commitment to be actioned in: India
Submitted from: India
Submitted by
Government of India
Commitment category

(1)  Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action, Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD, the outcomes of its reviews, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.