Janaushadhi Diwas

Janaushadhi Diwas is celebrated across the country on 7th March every year. PM Narendra Modi will address 5000 Janaushadhi stores across the country through video-conferencing on the occasion of Janaushadi Diwas.

He will also interact with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the scheme. More than five thousand 50 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras, PMBJP, are functional in 652 districts.

About Janaushadhi:

Over 5,050 Janaushadhi stores functional across 652 districts in the country. Each block in the country to have a PMBJP Kendra by 2020, informs Mansukh Mandaviya

With the initiative of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, the Government has taken important steps to make affordable and quality generic medicines popular among the people through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)”, said Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, while addressing the media recently.


Addressing a press conference in New Delhi yesterday, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya said the market share of generic medicines has grown over three-fold from two per cent to seven per cent in the last 3 years.

Best quality provided by Janaushadhi Kendras medicine at the affordable price said by Mr Mandaviya. He said the government’s aim is to open Janaushadhi Kedras at block level by 2020. The Minister said, 10 to 15 lakh beneficiaries are getting medicines from Janaushadhi stores every day.

Features of Janaushadhi:

A Task Force of senior officers of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, CEOs of Pharma CPSUs, representatives of Pharma industry, NGOs/charitable organizations, State Governments, doctors from reputed national level institutions like Maulana Azad Medical College, RML Hospital senior representatives and AIIMS from WHO was constituted to implement the Jan Aushadhi Campaign. Janaushadhi programme has been launched in collaboration with the Central Pharma Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities agenda.

With the aim of making generic medicines more accessible and available to the public at large and to the poor in particular, the following steps are being taken under the scheme:

  • To Make quality the hallmark of medicine availability in the country, by ensuring, access to quality medicines through the CPSU supplies.
  • To serve the people at low cost more than 500 medicines will be available under the scheme.
  • At manufacturing stage every medicines will be tested by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for the safety.
  • The quality of the medicine same as the usual medicines, extend coverage of quality generic medicines under the budget to redefine the treatment cost per person. The Jan Aushadhi budget outlay stores is around Rs.35 crore.