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Madhya Pradesh is situated in the central part of India and has a population of 72.5 million, which accounts for 6% of the total population of India. Madhya Pradesh was selected because it was a priority state for UK Aid on the grounds of its poor general health indicators. Sehore district, which lies in the south-west direction of the state capital, Bhopal, has a population of 1.3 million that is predominantly rural (81%) and covers an area of 6578 km2.

Sehore district was selected because it is one of the districts where the District Mental Health Plan has already been implemented and therefore the infrastructure to develop, implement and scale up the Mental Health Care Plan was already in place. 

For more information, read Development and piloting of a plan for integrating mental health in primary care in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh, India published in a special supplement on PRIME in the British Journal of Psychiatry. 

Research team

Dr Rahul Shidhaye Dr Rahul Shidhaye
Principal Investigator
Public Health Foundation of India
Email: rahulshidhaye[at]gmail.com
Vaibhav Murhar Vaibhav Murhar
Project Coordinator
Email: vaibhav.murhar[at]sangath.in
Dr Sanjay Shrivastava Dr Sanjay Shrivastava
Intervention Coordinator
Email: sanjay.shrivastava[at]sangath.in
Dr KK Thassu Dr KK Thassu
Ministry of Health, India
Email: kkthassu[at]yahoo.com