NITI Aayog released ‘Mitigation and Management of Covid-19: Practices from India’s States and UTs’

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has released ‘Mitigation and Management of Covid-19 : practices from states and union territories (Uts). The report contain the details information regarding various initiatives that has been implemented by states, districts and cities across India to contain and manage the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • The compendium was released by Member of the NITI Ayog Dr VK Paul, CEO Amitabh Kant and Additional Secretary Dr Rakesh Sarwal.
  • While preparing the detailed report, NITI Aayog had reached out to all states and Union Territories by email and telephonically.
  • NITI Ayog asked the states and Union Territories to share any practice that they believe has helped in the mitigation and management of the Covid-19

About the Report

  • The best practices in the report have been categorized under six categories:
  1. Public health and Clinical Response
  2. Governance Mechanisms
  3. Digital Health
  4. Integrated Model
  5. Welfare of the migrants and other vulnerable groups
  6. other suitable practices.
  • Summary of the relevant Government of India guidelines has also been included in the above mentioned  categories.

Practices adopted by States/UTs

Practices adopted by states and Union territories to contain the Covid-19 pandemic include:

  1. Preparation of comprehensive route maps in order to do the contact tracing
  2. Operationalization of mobile vans to test for the virus. The vans were also utilized to provide the essential health services at the doorsteps of people.
  3. Use of Technology such as use of robots to deliver the food, water, and medicines to patients in hospitals and training of the health personnel using virtual platforms.
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