New Delhi: India has pledged its commitment to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of deaths due to the disease by 90 per cent by 2030. Speaking at the meeting of 'Stop TB Partnership coordination committee' in Berlin, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, India has formulated a national strategic plan with a special focus on stamping out the bacterial disease at the grass-root level. He said, India has implemented a daily drug regimen for treating TB in five states and by the year end it will be rolled out in the entire country. The new regimen helps in reducing relapse rates and number of drug-resistant TB cases. Mr Nadda also said, the government will frame special programmes to combat multidrug-resistant TB.