Janaushadhi Diwas will be celebrated across the country today. More than 5050 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras, PMBJP, are functional in 652 districts. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address five thousand Janaushadhi stores across the country through video-conferencing.
Mr Modi will also interact with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the scheme. Mr 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.
He said, PMBJP scheme has led to a total savings of around one thousand crore rupees for common citizens, as these medicines are cheaper by 50 to 90 per cent of average market price. Mr Mandaviya said, the Janaushadhi Kendras are providing quality medicine at affordable price.