Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 27 : Aiming to provide generic drugs at affordable rates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led 'Jan Aushadhi' scheme has opened one of its stores in Srinagar's Rajbagh area in Kashmir.
Under the scheme, the poor population across the region is getting quality drugs at affordable prices.
"It is a scheme under which we are giving quality medicines in very less price. Since 2008 we have been running this scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first store of its kind that has opened for public, said Rifat Nazir, state coordinator of Jan Aushadhi Kashmir to ANI.
The scheme has become popular among the people. Local residents of the valley hailed this step taken by the Government of India and hope more such stores will be opened in different districts.
"It will be very beneficial for the Kashmiris as people of Kashmir are going through a lot of financial problems," said a local.
A total of 956 Jan Aushadhi stores have been opened across the country so far to provide quality drugs at affordable prices.
Till March 20, 956 Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been opened as against 82 stores in May 2014, according to the data showed.