The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) scheme was launched during the 11th plan period in November, 2008. It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. Of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
The objective of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is:
Some of the features of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana:
BPPI (Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India), under the administrative control of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals& Fertilizers, Government of India is the implementation agency.
An amount of Rs 50 Crore had been allotted in the budget 2020-21. The government has proposed to expand the scheme to all districts, and offer 2,000 medicines and 300 surgicals by 2024
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