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India’s National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) aims to improve the health status of the urban poor by facilitating equitable access to quality, essential health services. If India is to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, it is important that transmission of infection is prevented; all patients are identified; appropriate treatment regimens initiated; and treatments completed. There are gaps at each step of this process that are unique to the urban setting and are captured by this research paper.This paper provides actionable recommendations for the consideration of the NTEP and NUHM. The study highlights the gaps in reaching migrant populations and emphasizes the need for migrant strategies and projects to reach vulnerable populations with not only TB care but also improved access to overall health care for these communities. To achieve the goal of eliminating TB by 2025, the NTEP will have to reassess its strategies to reach the missing cases. It is hoped that this study and its recommendations can contribute to developing responsive strategies. Click here to read the report.