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3,013 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras functional in 33 States-UTs: Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya

3,013 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras functional in 33 States-UTs: Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya


Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed that as on 13.12.2017, 3,013 ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras’ are functional in 33 States/UTs of the country. A State/UT-wise list of 3,013 functional PMBJP Kendras is as below:

 

S. No.

State/UT

Number of PMBJP Kendras

1

Punjab

68

2

Delhi

40

3

Haryana

65

4

Uttar Pradesh

472

5

Uttrakhand

93

6

Madhya Pradesh

86

7

Tripura

24

8

Mizoram

7

9

Andhra Pradesh

125

10

Gujarat

255

11

Karnataka

225

12

Rajasthan

92

13

Maharashtra

200

14

Odisha

65

15

Chandigarh

5

16

Jammu & Kashmir

32

17

Himachal Pradesh

26

18

Jharkhand

46

19

Bihar

84

20

Kerala

315

21

Chattisgarh

193

22

Arunachal Pradesh

24

23

Telangana

70

24

Tamil Nadu

242

25

Assam

49

26

West Bengal

40

27

Nagaland

11

28

Manipur

36

29

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

7

30

Puducherry

10

31

Daman & Diu

3

32

Sikkim

2

33

Meghalaya

1

34

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

0

35

Goa

0

36

Lakshadweep

0

Total

3013

 

 

The situation of shortage of medicines and gap in the distribution of the medicines from Central Ware House (CWH) of Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) (the implementing agency of PMBJP) to PMBJP Kendras has been improved and as on 13.12.2017, the Minister informed.

 

647 medicines and 129 surgical & consumables are available in CWH for sale covering 23 major therapeutic groups. BPPI has also initiated end to end supply solution to supply the medicines and other PMBJP products directly to PMBJP Kendras from CWH to reduce the time and cost. This will improve the supply position further, Shri Mandaviya informed.

 

Further, the Minister stated that to improve the distribution system of medicines to PMBJP Kendras/shops, Government has appointed 55 Distributors, 8 Carrying & Forwarding (C&F) Agents and 1 Central Ware House (CWH). To increase the profitability of PMBJP Kendra owners, trade margins have been revised from 16% to 20% for retailers under the scheme.

 

Incentives are provided to PMBJP Kendras run by private entrepreneurs/ pharmacists/ NGOs/ Charitable organizations that are linked with BPPI’s software will get incentive upto Rs. 2.5 lakhs. This will be given @ 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/ per month and in case of north eastern states, naxal affected areas and tribal areas, ceiling of Rs. 15,000/- per month upto a total limit of Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Awareness drives have been started through print media, television advertisements, FM radio, outdoor publicity, social media, etc., informed Shri Mandaviya.