Current Affair Diary 5/11/2020

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushdhi Pariyojana

✓Pharma products worth Rs 358 crore sold through Jan Aushadhi stores during first seven months of this fiscal (up to Oct 31st ).

✓ Likely to surpass sales of Rs 600 crore for entire fiscal year against Rs 419 crore in 2019-20.

✓It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

✓ It seeks to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
✓ Initially launched in 2008, the scheme was rechristened in 2015.

✓Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) is the implementing agency of PMBJP.

✓ BPPI (Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India) has been established under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India, with the support of all the CPSUs.

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06/11/2020
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