The governmentt has decided to open 3000 medical stores across India under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY). This medical stores will be known as ‘Jan Aushadhi Store’

The aim of PMJAY is to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the people.

Government will provide one time financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakh to open JAS proposed within Government hospital premises.

State Governments, Local bodies, individuals entrepreneurs, pharmacists, Doctors, Registered Medical Practitioners, Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Trusts, Social / Charitable institutions, Private Hospitals, Self Help Groups, having B.Pharma degree or D.Pharma diploma are eligible for opening of Jan Aushadhi Stores. Applicant should have own or hired space of minimum 120 sq. ft for the JAS. Government has given detailed guidelines at the website

The government has decided to open 3000 Jan Aushadhi Stores 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 said on 2 August in Lok Sabha.