Finance minister Arun Jaitley has recently announced that government will set up 3,000 new generic medicine stores across the country to deal with the deficiency of drugs in rural areas. Generic medicines are unbranded medicines which are equally safe and having the same efficacy as that of branded medicines in terms of their therapeutic value. The prices of generic medicines are much cheaper than their branded equivalent and also it has the same effectiveness and therapeutic significance as that of branded medicines. These Pharmacy stores are called as Jan Aushadhi stores . Jan Aushadhi stores have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.