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In Mann Ki Baat, PM speaks efforts to eradicate TB Ahead of his state visit to the U.S., Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a special out-of-turn episode of Mann Ki Baat, where he sought the blessings of the citizens for the trip. Usually the episode was put out on the last Sunday of every month, but since he was travelling to the U.S., he wanted to speak to the people before that. Mr. Modi hailed the progress that is being made towards a tuberculosis free India by 2025. Nikshay Mitra programme, under which social organisations, villages, panchayats and individuals can “adopt” TB patients to help and support and remove the stigma. About TB According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates in 2020, India has the world's largest tuberculosis epidemic, accounted for 26% of the incident TB cases across the globe. Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain.