Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0

To strengthen and re-energize the programme and achieve full immunization coverage for all children and pregnant women at a rapid pace, the Government of India launched “Mission indradhanush” in December 2014.

The Government of India is committed to improve immunization coverage and achieve full immunization coverage of 90 percent. Launch of massive routine immunization campaigns, such as Mission Indradhanush (MI) and Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), in part, reflects government’s efforts under Universal Immunization Program to reduce child mortality and morbidity. To boost the RI coverage in the country, Government is now planning to introduce Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 to ensure reaching the unreached with all available vaccines and accelerate the coverage of children and pregnant women in the identified districts and blocks from February 2021-March 2021. An IMI 3.0 Portal has been designed to manage the data reporting and analysis, and to update the activities of the ministries/departments and will capture pre-campaign activities, during activity achievements, and post campaign indicators with indicators on immunization coverage and of the line ministries.


Mission Indradhanush’s Goal:

The ultimate goal is to ensure full immunization with all available vaccines for children up to two years of age and pregnant women.


Diseases covered:

It provides vaccination against 12 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPD) i.e. diphtheria, Whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, meningitis and pneumonia, Hemophilus influenza type B infections, Japanese encephalitis (JE), rotavirus vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and measles-rubella (MR).


Objectives of the Programme:

Rapidly increasing immunization coverage,

Improving the quality of services,

Establishing a reliable cold chain system to the health facility level,

Introducing a district-wise system for monitoring of performance, and

Achieving self-sufficiency in vaccine production.


Areas Under Focus

The following areas are targeted through special immunization campaigns:

  1. High risk areas identified by the polio eradication programme. These include populations living in areas such as:
    • Urban slums with migration
    • Nomads
    • Brick kilns
    • Construction sites
    • Other migrants (fisherman villages, riverine areas with shifting populations etc.) and
    • Underserved and hard to reach populations (forested and tribal populations etc.)
  2. Areas with low routine immunization (RI) coverage (pockets with Measles/vaccine preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks).
  3. Areas with vacant sub-centers: No ANM posted for more than three months.
  4. Areas with missed Routine Immunisation (RI) sessions: ANMs on long leave and similar reasons
  5. Small villages, hamlets, dhanis or purbas clubbed with another village for RI sessions and not having independent RI sessions.