Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)  is a programme which was introduced by the Government of India to provide access to free healthcare for nearly 40% of people in the country. It ensures that the lower sections of the society, the poor and vulnerable population get proper health cover. 

Under the rural category the following people are covered for the Ayushman Bharat scheme

  • Residing in only one room with kuccha walls and kuccha roof
  • Female-headed households with absence of any adult male member between the age group of 16-59 years.
  • Legally released bonded labour Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe households
  • Manual scavenger families
  • Landless households finding their income from manual casual labour
  • Households without shelter
  • Primitive tribal groups
  • Disabled member and no able-bodied adult member
  • Destitute/living on alms

And under the urban category the following people are covered under the Ayushman Bharat scheme

  • Rag picker
  • Beggar
  • Construction worker/ Plumber/ Mason/ Labour/ / Painter/ Welder/ Security guard
  • Street vendor/ Cobbler/ hawker / Other service provider working on streets
  • Domestic worker
  • Washer-man / Chowkidar
  • Sweeper/ Sanitation worker / Mali
  • Home-based worker/ Artisan / Handicrafts worker / Tailor
  • Electrician / Mechanic/ Assembler/ Repair worker
  • Shop worker / Assistant/ Peon in small establishment / Helper / Delivery assistant / Attendant / Waiter
  • Transport worker/ Driver/ Conductor/ Helper to drivers and conductors/ Cart puller/ Rickshaw puller
  • Coolie and another head-load worker