May 31, 2019

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is organizing a two-day workshop for Population Research Centres (PRCs) to highlight the various features of the flagship schemes of the Health Ministry.


  • Present Status: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has established the network of 18 Population Research Centres (PRCs) spread over 17 major States/UTs. 

  • Background: The scheme started with establishment of 2 PRCs at Delhi and Kerala in 1958 and expanded to 18 PRCs with latest inclusion of PRC, Sagar during 1999. Of these, 12 are attached to various Universities and 6 are in research institutions of national repute

  • Mandate: Their mandate is to provide critical research based inputs related to the Health and Family Welfare programs and policies at the national and state levels. 

  • Administration: The PRCs are autonomous in nature and administratively under the control of their host University/Institutions. 

Source : PIB