Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0

This article covers “Daily Current Affairs” and the topic details “Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0”. This topic has relevance in the “Social Issues” section of the UPSC CSE exam.

For Prelims:

What is Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0?

What is Mission Indradhanush? 

For Mains:

GS2:  Social Issues

Why in the news?

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0), the national immunisation campaign, is set to conclude all three rounds on October 14, 2023.


Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) 

  • Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) is a nationwide immunisation campaign launched by the Government of India in 2023. 
  • It is the fifth phase of the Mission Indradhanush initiative, which was launched in 2014 with the aim of increasing full immunisation coverage among children in India.
  • Aim: To ensure that routine immunisation services reach children and pregnant women who have previously missed or dropped out of vaccination programs.
  • Objectives of IMI 5.0: 
  • to enhance immunisation coverage for all vaccines provided under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) as per the National Immunization Schedule (NIS).
  • focus on improving Measles and Rubella vaccination coverage to eliminate Measles and Rubella by 2023. 
  • to use the U-WIN digital platform for routine immunisation in pilot mode across all districts in the country.


About Mission Indradhanush

  • Mission Indradhanush was initiated by the Government of India on December 25, 2014, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 
  • This mission primarily focuses on enhancing Routine Immunization coverage in the country and striving to achieve a comprehensive immunisation rate of 90% across India by 2022.
  • The mission is designed to provide vaccination against eight vaccine-preventable diseases nationally. 
  • These include Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, severe Childhood Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and diseases like meningitis & pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenza type B. 
  • The mission addresses Rotavirus Diarrhea and Japanese Encephalitis in specific states and districts.



Sources: Press Information Bureau (

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Q1. With reference to Mission Indradhanush, consider the following statements: 

  1. It aims to reach 100% of the children and pregnant women by 2022. 
  2. The mission aims to offer immunisation against seven diseases that can be prevented through vaccination on a nationwide scale.
  3. The Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) focuses on improving Measles and Rubella vaccination coverage to eliminate Measles and Rubella by 2023. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only 

(d) None 

Answer: (b) 


Q2. Consider the following:

  1. Tetanus Virus
  2. Polio Virus
  3. Measles Bacteria
  4. Severe Childhood Tuberculosis Bacteria

How many of the abovementioned pairs are correct ?

(a) Only one 

(b) Only two 

(c) Only three 

(d) All Four 

Answer: (b)

Q3. Discuss the significance and objectives of Mission Indradhanush in the context of India’s vaccination programs. Analyze the challenges and impact of immunisation efforts.

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