The issues concerning overall health and non communicable diseases are now gradually afflicting even the rural populace as against the urban citizens. For this, efforts need to be taken at the gram panchayat level to create public awareness about them. With this view different programmes are conducted in the gram panchayat premises in the villages, with the help of institutions like cooperatives banks, which are active in those areas.
Meetings of the villagers are organized with the help of the sarpanch, village workers as well as the active members of the small savings groups in the village. Lectures by expert doctors are organized there for the villagers, explaining the benefits of a correct and healthy lifestyle. Work under the programme is undergoing in various villages in the Marathwada, Vidarbha and Western Maharashtra regions.