Indian women in the first batch of breast augments scheduled for 2019 will be given the right to have the procedure by mid-November.
The decision by the government to give women breast auguments, a major change from the previous system, comes as part of a drive to improve the health of the country’s population.
The first wave of the augmentation programme will start on October 31, the National Health Mission, an independent agency, said in a statement.
It said the programme would cover 4.3 million women across the country, and it aims to provide more than 10,000 implants a day to every woman.
The number of women receiving the procedure in India is estimated to be about 9.5 million, the statement said.
Women in the country are also entitled to a second implant of up to five cm.
The government has also promised to provide free implants for men, though some states, such as Jammu and Kashmir, have made it difficult for women to get implants.