DMPQ: What are the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdi Pariyojana? Discuss its salient features also.

Out of pocket expenditure on health is one of the reason for perpetual poverty. The major chunk goes in buying medicine. Hence to deal with this issue PMB jan aushadhi yojana was launched to ensure the availability of quality medicine at affordable price for all, particularly the poor and disadvantaged.  The salient features of the scheme are as follows:


  • It was earlier known as Jan Aushadi Pariyojana and has been

recently renamed as PMBJP.

  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janushadi Kendras have been set up

to provide generic drugs which are available at lesser prices

but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive

branded drugs.

  • PMBJK may also be opened by any Government agencies in

any Government building owned by Government bodies and

any NGOs/ Charitable Society/ Institution/ Self-help Group/

Individual Entrepreneurs/ Pharmacist/ Doctor can also open

the PMBJK at outside of the hospital premises or any other

suitable place.

  • An amount of Rs.2.5 lakhs shall be extended to NGOs/

agencies/individuals establishing JAK in government hospital

premises where space is provided free of cost by Govt. to

operating agency.


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