Where we work

Sightsavers India works in 13 states, extending eye services to the least served areas. Enabling people to lead lives of independence and dignity.

Two girls walk across grass.

We work across India

Since 1966 Sightsavers India has worked across the country to protect sight and fight for disability rights.

Priority States also known as High Focus states were identified by Sightsavers as being the least developed and with the greatest need for eye health care in the country. The Priority States consists of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. These eight states are intensively engaged at District and State Level to bring about change. The intensive engagement for Eye Health, Inclusive Education and Social Inclusion are carried out in the mentioned states.

The Learning States are Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. These states have the metros with the largest slum populations and the highest urban poverty. Urban Eye Health Programme and RAAHI- National Truckers’ Eye health Programme of Sightsavers are carried out in the given states.

Priority states in yellow. Learning states in blue.
Colourful trucks parked next to each other.

Andhra Pradesh

Students with their glasses for the first time.

Bihar

People spreading coloured sand on the floor.

Chhattisgarh

People standing together in a factory.

Jharkhand

Someone showing their prescription.

Karnataka

A group of female judo competitors stand together showing off their medals.

Madhya Pradesh

Six people stand next to a banner that welcome Sightsavers' Honorary Brand Ambassador.

Maharashtra

A visually impaired girl smiles.

Odisha

Two women smile to camera.

Rajasthan

An eye screening room inside a hospital.

Tamil Nadu

Hands hold a screen which records truckers eye tests.

Telangana

A man sits smiling in a truck.

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

13
states are supported by Sightsavers India
36.4 million
eye treatments have been provided
55 million
people reached with potential eye problems

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