Performance Evaluation of National Rural Health Mission in Puducherry Region (A Study with Special reference Katterikuppam, Sorapet, Bahour, Thirukkanur)

  • R. Karuppusamy Associate Professor of Commerce & Research supervisor, Department of Commerce, Tagore Govt Arts & Science College, Puducherry, India
  • P. Mathivanan Ph.D. Research Scholar in Commerce, PG and Research Department of Commerce, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for PG Studies, Puducherry
Keywords: Rural health, Health security, National Rural Health Mission.


The study endeavored to investigate the performance evaluation of NRHM in Puducherry Region. To study the variables, 200 respondents were interviewed through well drafted interview schedule and data were analysed by using the descriptive statistics, regression and Garrett rank test models. The objective of the study to analyse the effectiveness and problems of public health scenario and identify the short falls at PHCs, CHCs and SCs. The analysis exposed that the majority of patients received health services are women (56percent). Further, the study reveals that the maximum (86 percent) respondents are living below poverty line but of that majority of the respondents are farmers.  It is found that (30 percent) of the respondent have only primary education,   degree and above are (28.5percent). The study reveals that (60 percent) of respondents have toilet facilities, rest of them use either open place or paid public toilets. The study also reveals that the basic facilities like drinking water, sanitation and healthcare facilities are adequate. In the location where the respondents resides. Good majority of the respondents opined that in SCs. PHCs, and CHCs, the availability of medicines are sufficient while taking treatment. Further majority of the respondents opined that separate dressing room/ resting rooms are necessary but, it is not available in the hospitals located in the rural areas .Respondents opined that  long waiting hours whenever heavy crowd persists it is pertinent that separate waiting hall/feeding hall is inevitable to feed the infant children.