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1000 PMBJP Kendras to be opened Each Year

The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras’ are functional in 651 districts of the country. Presently, the product basket of PMBJP covers more than 800 medicines and 154 surgicals & consumables covering all therapeutic groups such as Anti-infectives, Anti-diabetics, Cardiovasculars, Anti-cancers, Gastro-intestinal medicines, etc. 

On February 2019, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya made a declaration regarding the same. He said that in spite of the fact that 5001 Kendras are already functioning there is a need to open a number of centres across the country. Regarding the same applications have been invited. The government has also waived off the application fees for the same. 

State/UT-wise list of Functional PMBJP Kendras is  mentioned below; 

S. No. 

Name of the State/UT 

Number of functional PMBJP Kendras 

1.             

Andaman & Nicobar 

2.             

Andhra Pradesh 

177 

3.             

Arunachal Pradesh 

24 

4.             

Assam 

77 

5.             

Bihar 

144 

6.             

Chandigarh 

7.             

Chhattisgarh 

206 

8.             

Dadar & Nagar Haveli 

13 

9.             

Daman & Diu 

10.         

Delhi 

68 

11.         

Goa 

12.         

Gujarat 

479 

13.         

Haryana 

135 

14.         

Himachal Pradesh 

56 

15.         

Jammu and Kashmir 

52 

16.         

Jharkhand 

54 

17.         

Karnataka 

461 

18.         

Kerala 

453 

19.         

Madhya Pradesh 

128 

20.         

Maharashtra 

334 

21.         

Manipur 

35 

22.         

Meghalaya 

23.         

Mizoram 

12 

24.        

Nagaland 

15 

25.         

Odisha 

134 

26.         

Puducherry 

13 

27.         

Punjab 

137 

28.         

Rajasthan 

118 

29.         

Sikkim 

30.         

Tamil Nadu 

481 

31.         

Telangana 

107 

32.         

Tripura 

24 

33.         

Uttar Pradesh 

793 

34.         

Uttarakhand 

155 

35.         

West Bengal 

95 

Total 

5001 

The plan of opening 1000 PMBJP Kendras each year i.e. 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 were taken into consideration. The targets for opening PMBJP Kendras during 2017-18 and 2018-19 have already been achieved by the Government. 

Shri Mandaviya said that Government endeavours to cover all States, Union Territories, districts of the country by opening more and more PMBJP Kendras in the country in order to make available quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all. To achieve this objective, applications are invited from Individuals, NGOs, Charitable Institutions/Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Trusts, Societies, Self Help Groups and Government Agencies for opening PMBJP Kendras through online as well as offline mode. Application fee for opening PMBJP Kendras has been waived off so that more and more people can apply under the scheme, the Minister added. 



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