Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall participate in Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebrations on 7th March 2020 through Video Conference from New Delhi. Shri Modi shall interact with seven Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadi Pariyojana Kendras. In order to celebrate achievements of the scheme and provide further impetus, 7th March is proposed to be celebrated as “Jan aushadhi Diwas” across India. The Prime Minister will interact with store owners and beneficiaries at selected stores. Every Jan Aushadi outlet will also telecast the message of the Prime Minister through Doordarshan. In select stores, panel discussions with doctors, media persons, pharmacists and beneficiaries will be organized about these medicines.
Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda will be participating in Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra, Varanasi, UP. Union Minister of State for Shipping and Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya will be participating in Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra, Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.
Janaushadi Kendras is considered the biggest retail pharma chain of the world with around 6200 outlets in 700 districts. Total sales in the financial year 2019 - 20 has crossed Rs. 390 crore and lead to a total savings of approximately Rs.2200 crore for common citizens. This scheme also provides a good source of self-employment with sustainable & regular earnings.