Tuberculosis (TB) was declared a Global Emergency by WHO in 1993. “TB has historically been one of the world’s biggest killers.13 million people suffer from TB worldwide of which 3.5 million are in India. Two Indians die of the disease every three minutes. TB also carries terrible social stigma and 100,000 infected women are abandoned by their families every year, to die of disease and starvation. 300,000 children are forced to leave school (Government of India).