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Project Pitch By: Aruvi Trust


Proposed Project Title

Project Ghats - Eye screening and outreach program for tribes in the western and eastern ghats of Tamilnadu


Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Hospital infrastructure, medical camps, surgeries, healthcare awareness & rehabilitation

Project Synopsis

Worldwide, there are 596 million people who are estimated to be affected by distance vision impairments and 510 million people have uncorrected near vision impairments because of not having proper eye glasses in this nearly 90% of the visual impairments are preventable or treatable. India is the home town of the world's largest blind population. India has around 18 million blind people. Cataract, uncorrected refractive error, is a major cause of blindness in India. It's also called Avoidable blindness. It is easily treatable with basic eye examination and treatment.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.6 Cr - INR 1.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Tamilnádu, Western ghats, Eastern ghats

Key Project Partners

Project Status


Beneficiary Type (Primary): General
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 3000 - 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description

Aim : Providing eye care services for tribal people in  remote villages to cure avoidable blindness.

Eye care in Tribes :

Tribal people are finding difficulties receiving proper health care support and also tribal people have fewer options to treat their health problems. In this case, eye care in tribes also plays a major role in their day to day life. Numerous studies show that due to lack of awareness, the majority of the tribes are unknown about their eye health problems and treatment methods. Tribes do not have proper eye care support to treat their visual problems. Cataracts and uncorrected refractive error play a major role in tribe's vision loss.

Implementation :

As per the 2011 census, around 7.21 lakh tribal people live in Tamilnadu. There are 38 tribal groups in Tamilnadu. The majority of the tribes live in Ooty, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul etc..., we choosed tribe's villages based on the availability of eye care centres, Providing eye care services in the tribe's village plays a major role in eliminating blindness in India. Both cataract and uncorrected refractive error are easily treatable with basic eye examination. Our main motive is to avoid blindness through cataract surgery and refractive error correction with appropriate eyeglasses.



Salient Features

  1. Refractive error correction by providing eyeglasses
  2. Cataract surgery and guidance
  3. Creating awareness about using eyeglasses and cataract surgery

About Aruvi Trust

Aurvi Trust is a non profit organization. We have been working since 2005 for social welfare activities.Our Organization’s Programmes focus On the promotion Of Women’s development & empowerment, promotion Of Sustainable development and health care. We also conduct free eye camps and provide free eye glasses to prevent avoidable Blindness. Our free eye screening Programmes focuses on visually impaired people in backward communities.Our wholehearted service provides quality healthcare support for struggling people who reside in remote areas and for those who come from economically weaker sections of the society.

Mission : Our organization collaborates with partners and other organizations to ensure social welfare, good eye healthcare and to erase avoidable blindness across India . 

Vision : Our Vision is to give standard eye health care services and guidance to people who are  fighting against avoidable blindness.



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