Great Initiative by PM

Great Initiative by PM for Exservicemen : Earn with Service to Nation

Kendriya sainik Board has launched several reemployment schemes and self employment opportunities for the veterans of Indian Armed Forces. Such a business model is pharmacy with govt support as detils given below.


It is intimated that DGR has launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP) with Special Incentive for ESM’ in Collaboration with Pharmaceuticals & Medical Bureau of India (PMBI)

The Government of India Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP), aims at establishing nation-wide Generic Medicine pharmacies for providing cheaper medicines to all. Pharmaceuticals & Medical Bureau of India (PMBI), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers is the implementing agency for the Scheme.

Under the Scheme, a special incentive of a one-time grant of Rs 2 lakhs, in addition to normal incentives(5 Lakhs @ 15% of monthly purchase) as applicable, is granted as re-imbursement to Women entrepreneurs, Divyang, SC,ST & those pharmacies opened at aspirational districts (backward districts) (Further details available of or the Scheme page of DGR website).

Due to the efforts of DGR, grant of Special Incentive has now been approved for ESM joining the Scheme (Authority: F.No 35030/29/2022-Scheme, dated 10 Nov 2022, by Dept of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt of India). Application procedure & SOP for the scheme is available on the ‘schemes’ page of DGR website As this scheme is beneficial for resettlement of ESM, ZSBs have been requested to give wide publicity to the scheme.

What is Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana ?

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMJAY) is a scheme initiated by the Government of India to provide quality generic medicines at affordable prices to the citizens. Here are some key details about the scheme:

What are the Objectives of this scheme ?

The primary aim of PMJAY is to make quality generic medicines accessible to all, especially to the economically weaker sections of society. By providing affordable medications, the scheme aims to reduce out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for individuals.

How is the scheme is being Implementated ?

PMJAY is implemented through Jan Aushadhi Kendras (JAKs), which are dedicated outlets established across the country. These kendras offer a wide range of generic medicines and other healthcare products at significantly lower prices compared to branded equivalents.

What about Quality Assurance ?

The medicines available at Jan Aushadhi Kendras undergo stringent quality checks to ensure they meet the required standards set by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). This ensures that patients receive safe and effective medications.

How is it’s Cost-effectiveness ?
Generic medicines sold under PMJAY are priced much lower than their branded counterparts available in the market. This makes essential medications more affordable for individuals, particularly those from low-income backgrounds.

What about Accessibility ?

Jan Aushadhi Kendras are established in various locations, including urban and rural areas, ensuring easy accessibility to generic medicines for people across different regions. This helps in bridging the gap in healthcare access between urban and rural populations.

Awareness and Outreach of the scheme

The government conducts awareness campaigns to educate people about the benefits of using generic medicines available through PMJAY. This includes promoting the availability of affordable medications and encouraging patients to switch from expensive branded drugs to generic equivalents.

Expansion and Growth of the scheme

Since its inception, PMJAY has witnessed significant growth in terms of the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras established across the country. The government continues to expand the network of kendras to reach more people and fulfill the healthcare needs of the population.

Overall, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana plays a crucial role in ensuring access to affordable healthcare by providing quality generic medicines to all sections of society, thus contributing to the government’s goal of achieving universal health coverage in India.

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