Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana
1462 Shri Ajit Kumar Bhuyan:
Will the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana is a scheme that
provides quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) how many Janaushadhi Kendras are functional, the details thereof, State-wise;
(d) the plan to ensure national coverage under the scheme in 2022-23; and
(e) the State-wise budget expenditure on the Janaushadhi Kendras in years 2020-21 and 2021-
(a) & (b): With an objective of making quality generic medicines available at affordable prices
to all, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the
Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India.
Under the scheme, dedicated outlets known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra
(PMBJKs) are opened to provide generic medicines at cheaper rates to the citizens of the
(c): As on 28.02.2022, about 8689 PMBJKs have been opened up in the country covering all
districts of the country. State/Union Territory-wise list of PMBJKs is enclosed as Annexure.
(d): The Government has set a target to have about 10,500 PMBJKs by March 2025 across the
country. The target for the year 2022-23 is to have about 9,300 PMBJKs across the country.
(e): The details of the funds allocated and utilized under the Scheme for the financial years
2020-21 and 2021-22 is as under:
There is no State/UT-wise specific budget allocated under the Scheme.