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India rolled out the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme on 2 October 1994, when the country accounted for around 60% of the global polio cases. Within two decades, India received the ‘Polio-free certification’ from World Health Organization on the 27 March 2014, with the last polio case being reported in Howrah in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. Since then India has remained completely polio free. This article outlines the strategy adopted by the Government of India in attaining and sustaining this achievement. The lessons can be useful for implementers of other routine immunization programs to reduce the vaccine preventable deaths. Click here to read the article.