Vikash Sharma

During his Independence Day speech at Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there are plans to increase the Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the country.

Modi said that the government has plans to increase the number of 'Jan Aushadhi Kendras' from 10,000 to 25,000.

“Jan Aushadhi Kendras have given a new power to the people specially the middle class. If someone is diagnosed with diabetes then a monthly bill of Rs. 3000 get accrued. Through Jan Aushadhi Kendras, the medicines that cost Rs 100, can be purchased at Rs 10 to Rs 15," said Modi.

Apart from this, the government will launch Vishwakarma scheme with an allocation of Rs 13,000 to 15,000 crore in the next month for those with traditional skills.

The PM said the world still struggling to recover from the ill effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has led to inflation. The Centre has tried to keep people of India insulated from it and will try to curb it completely, said Modi in his 90-minute long address to the nation on Independence Day.