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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations on March 7, 2021, at 10 am via video conferencing. The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the 7,500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, during the event. He will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana and also give awards to stakeholders by recognising their excellent work. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers will also be present on the occasion.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana : The initiative endeavours to provide quality medicine at an affordable price. The number of stores under the scheme has grown to 7,499 with all districts of the country covered. Sales in the financial year 2020-21 (up to March 4, 2021) led to total savings of approximately Rs 3,600 Crore for common citizens, as these medicine are cheaper by 50% to 90% than the corresponding market rates, according to a PIB release.

About Janaushadhi Diwas : In order to create more awareness about Janaushadhi, March 1 to  March 7 is being celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Week’ across the nation with the theme of “Jan Aushadhi – Seva bhi, Rozgar bhi”. The last day of the week i.e. March 7 will be celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’.