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Maharashtra

State Profile

Geography

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India both in area and population. The state is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, Gujarat in the north west, Madhya Pradesh in the north and the east, Andhra Pradesh in the south east and Karnataka and Goa in the south.

Maharashtra consists of two major relief divisions. The plateau which is a part of the Deccan tableland and the Konkan coastal strip abutting on the Arabian Sea. The state of Maharashtra forms a huge irregular triangle with its base on the west coast of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The coastal strip, about 720 km, long and not more than 80 km wide, is the Konkan dotted with paddy fields and coconut gardens. The east of the Sahyadris stretches a vast plateau forming the apex of the triangle. The major parts of Maharashtra is underlined by rocks of volcanic origin the lavas. These lava beds EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. are a distinctive feature of landscape EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. in Maharashtra and many of them present as black and massive girdles EXT file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. a spectacular display on the scarp face of the Sahyadri.

The drainage system of Maharashtra consists of both west-flowing rivers draining to the Arabian Sea and east flowing one which drain to the Bay of Bengal after traversing Andhra Pradesh and Mysore. The major rivers of the plateau are Tapi, The Godavari, the Bhima, the Krishna, the Wardha, and Wanganga. The Godavari is the principal river of Maharashtra.

History

From the time of the epic Mahabharatha, the region called Vidharba is one besides Marathwada, which comprises Maharashtra today. This region was a part of the Mauryan empire. After the fall of the Mauryan, Maharashtra was ruled by diverse dynasties, each adding to the cultural flavour of the region and each leaving behind its own distinctive marks. The Satavahanas administrated this area followed by the -Vakatas, the Rashtrakutas, Kalachuris, Chalukyas and the Yadhavas. In the 11th century AD, the Delhi Sultanate established their rule. This was overthrown by the Bahmani dynasty which ruled till the end of the 15the century. The 17th century heralded the sudden rise in power of the Maraths-Marathi speaking hindu warriors of the region. The Marathas emerged as a strong power under Shivaji who ruled from 1646 to 1680. The Peshwas who succeeded Shivaji built up a Maratha empire which extended from Gwalior in the north to Tanjore in the south, till the 18th century after which the British exercised their influence in this region. From 1818, it became a part of the Bombay Presidency. In the year 1960, under the Bombay Re-organization Act, Maharashtra and Gujarat were separated and Maharashtra attained statehood.

The state of Maharashtra has an area of 307,713 sq. km. and a population of 96.88 million. There are 37 districts, 358 blocks and 43711 villages. The State has population density of 314 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 22.73% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Maharashtra

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 1.9. The Infant Mortality Rate is 28 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 104 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are lower than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 925 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Table I: Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Maharashtra State as compared to India figures

IndicatorMaharashtraIndia
Total Population (In crore) (Census 2011) 11.2 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 15.99 17.64
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2011) 25 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) 104 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) 1.9 2.4
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2011) 16.7 21.8
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 20101) 6.3 7.1
Natural Growth Rate (SRS 2011) 10.3 14.7
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 925 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 883 914
Schedule Caste population (In crore) (Census 2001) 0.98 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (In crore) (Census 2001) 0.85 8.4
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2001) 82.91 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2001) 89.82 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2001) 75.48 65.46

Table II: Health Infrastructure of Maharashtra

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 13410 10580 2830
Primary Health Centre 2189 1811 378
Community Health Centre 547 363 184
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 12391 22135 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 10580 6665 3915
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 1811 2413 *
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 1811 2947 *
Doctor at PHCs 1811 2760 *
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 363 180 183
Pediatricians at CHCs 363 181 182
Total specialists at CHCs 1452 514 938
Radiographers at CHCs 363 85 278
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 2174 2238 *
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 2174 1285 889
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 4352 8154 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Directorate of Maharashtra - Part II

Directorate of Maharashtra - Part II

Health Infrastructure Part - III

Health Infrastructure Part - III

Organizational Pattern - Part - I Ministry

Organizational Pattern - Part - I Ministry

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Mrs. Sujata Sounik
Principal Secretary (Public Health FW),            
Government of Maharashtra,
10th  Floor, B Wing GT Hospital Complex 
Building   Mumbai – 400001,
Maharashtra
Tele office : 022-22617388
Fax No : 022-22617999
Mob :  07506198853
Email : acspubhealth@gmail.com
Secretary
Sh. Bhushan Gagrani
Secretary (Health Family Welfare)
Public Health Department,
Government of Maharashtra,
Room No.110,1st Floor, Mantralaya,
Mumbai-400 032
Tel Off : +91-22-22026579
Fax : +91-22-22025828/22045150
Mob : +91-9821107572
Email : pspubhealth@gmail.com
Mission Director
Smt. I. A. Kundan   
Commissioner (Family Welfare)
& Mission Director (NRHM)
3rd Floor, Arogya Bhavan,
St. George's Hospital Compound,
Premises P. D.'Mello Road,
Mumbai-400 001
Tele Off : +91-22-22620235
22640063 / 65
Fax No : +91-22-22642955
Mob : +91-9821884000
Email : mdnrhm.mumbai@gmail.com

Regional Director
Dr. V. L. Gokak,
Sr. Regional Director
The Sr. Regional (H & F.W.)
84/2, Parvati,
"Darpan" Building, 1st Floor,
Dahakarnagar - 2,
Pune - 411009
Tele Off : +91-20-24226271
Fax No : +91-20-24225673
Mob : +91-9860088119
Email : rhopune@bsnl.in
Director in Chief / Director Health Services
Dr. Satish Pawar 
Director Health Services
Maharashtra Rural Health Mission
8rd Floor, Arogya Bhavan,
St. George's Hospital Compound,
Premises P. D.'Mello Road,
Mumbai-400 001
Tele Off : 022-22621006,22620292
Fax No : 022-22620234
Mob : 09869410521
Email : dhs_2005@rediffmail.com
miscell.18@gmail.com
NRHM Nodal Officer
Dr. Satish D. Pawar
Joint Director (NRHM)
National Rural Health Mission
3rd Floor, Arogya Bhavan,
St. George's Hospital Compound,
Premises P. D.'Mello Road,
Mumbai-400 001 Maharashtra
Tele Off : +91-22-222640063/65
Fax No : +91-22-22642955
Mob : +91-9869410521
Email : mdnrhm.mumbai@gmail.com
State Programme Manager
Dr. Mukund Agrawal
State Programme Manager
National Rural Health Mission
3rd Floor, Arogya Bhavan,
St. George's Hospital Compound,
Premises P. D.'Mello Road,
Mumbai-400 001 Maharashtra
Tele Off : +91-22-222640063/65
Fax No : +91-22-22642955
Mob : +91-9004668299
Email : mdnrhm.mumbai@gmail.com
State Finance Manager
Sh.J.R. Menon
Dy. Director (Finance)
National Rural Health Mission
3rd Floor, Arogya Bhavan,
St. George's Hospital Compound,
Premises P. D.'Mello Road,
Mumbai-400 001 Maharashtra
Tele Off : +91-22-222640063/65
Fax No : +91-22-22642955
Mob : +91-9930663235
Email : mdnrhm.mumbai@gmail.com
State RCH Officers
Dr. S.C. Gupta
Additional Director of Health Services
Maharashtra Rural Health Mission,
State Family Welfare Bureau,
Kutumb Kalyan Bhavan,Naidu Hospital Compound
Behind Pune Railway Station,
Pune-411001 Maharashtra
Tele Off : +91-
Fax No : +91-
Mob : +91-
Email : rchmonitoringcell@gmail.com

Disease Control Programs

Control ProgrammeOfficersContact Details
NPCB
(National Programme for Control of Blindness)
Dr. Satish Pawar
Joint Director (NRHM),
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. Dental College Building, 4th Floor,
St. Georges Hospital Compound,
Mumbai - 400 001, Maharashtra
Telefax : +91-22-22621047
Fax : +91-22-22622155
+91-22-22620562/22621047
NLEP
(National Leprosy Eradication Programme)
Dr. Pradeep Gaikwad
Jt. Dir. of Health Services (Lep),
Raja Bahadur Motilal Mills Road,
Pune - 411 001, Maharashtra
Tel. Off : +91-20-26686955
Fax : +91-20-26058757
Mob : +91-9881093120
Email : jtlepsa@rediffmail.com
RNTCP
(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
Dr. Pradeep Gaikwad
Office of Dy. Director of Health Services (TB & BCG),
Naidu Hospital Compound,
Behind Pune Railway Station,
Kenedi Marg,
In the Premises of State Health Transport Office,
Pune
Tel. Off.: +91-20-26686955
Fax : +91-20-26058757
Mob : +91-9881093120
Email : stomh@rntcp.org
IDSP
(Integrated Disease Survlliance Programme)
Dr. V.D.Khanande
Joint Director (health Services)
Mob : +91-9850362244
NIDDCP
(National Iodine Survlliance Programme)
Dr. Chindhe
Jt. Director
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. Dental College Building, 4th Floor,
St. Georges Hospital Compound,
Mumbai - 400 001, Maharashtra
Tel Fax : +91-22-22621047
Fax No : +91-22-26686955
22620562/22621047
Mob : +91-9158337700
NVBDCP
(National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme)
Dr. V.D.Khanande
Joint Director (health Services)
Opp. Vishrantwadi Police Station, Yerwada,
Alandi Road, Pune
Tel Fax : +91-22-26693922
26684893
Mob : +91-9850362244
Email : malaria@vsnl.net

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