Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme - the Ayushman Bharat, which would benefit 50 crore Indians. PM Modi had announced the launch of the scheme from the ramparts of the Red Fort during his Independence day speech. PM Modi rolled out the scheme from Jharkhand capital Ranchi. The programme aims to make healthcare accessible and affordable, by providing a coverage of Rs. 5 lakh to 10 crore economically backward families. Nearly 31 states and Union Territories will implement the programme after Sunday's launch.