3000 Jan Aushadhi Stores to be opened to make quality drugs available at affordable prices
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 02-Aug-2016

New Delhi, August 2: To make quality drugs available at affordable prices to people under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY), the government has decided to open 3000 Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) under the Yojana across the country by the end of March 2017.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L. Mandaviya in Lok Sabha today said that in order to open JAS proposed within Government hospital premises, a one-time financial assistance is provided to the extent of Rs. 2.50 lakh (Rs. 1 Lakh for furnishing, Rs. 50000/- for computer and peripherals, refrigerator etc and another Rs. 1 Lakh worth medicines to commence operation). The margin available for the retailers is 20% so as to ensure a reasonable level of profitability for them.

“In addition to the retailers’ margin upto 20%, incentive at 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per month upto a total of Rs. 2.50 lakhs, is also given to the JAS opened outside the government hospitals. For the stores opened in North Eastern States and other difficult areas i.e. Naxal affected areas/Tribal areas etc., the rate of incentive is 15% of monthly sale subject to a ceiling of Rs. 15,000/- per month up to a total limit of Rs. 2.50 lakhs”, he further added.

State Governments or Local bodies or individuals entrepreneurs or pharmacists or Doctors or Registered Medical Practitioners or Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or Trusts or Social or Charitable institutions / Private Hospitals / Self Help Groups, having B.Pharma degree or D.Pharma diploma are eligible for opening of JAS. Applicant should have own or hired space of minimum 120 sq. ft. Detailed guidelines are also available at the website janaushadhi.gov.in