Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Maternity Benefits – The Ministry of Women and Child Development provide the maternity benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) to all Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) except those in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force. These benefits are provided to the women for the first living child of the family as normally.
Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Maternity Benefits
The main motive of the state government behind launching this scheme is to provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take appropriate rest before and after delivery of the first living child. These cash incentives would help them to improve health seeking behavior amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).
Although for addressing the problem of malnutrition and morbidity among children, the benefits of the Anganwadi Services Scheme is provided to all PW&LM including the second pregnancy. Besides this, for addressing the malnutrition and morbidity during pregnancies a number of interventions are provided to the pregnant women viz. universal screening of pregnant women for Anaemia and Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation, Calcium supplementation in pregnancy, Deworming in pregnancy, Weight gain monitoring and Counselling on nutrition, family planning and prevention of diseases.
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PM Matru Vandana Yojana Maternity Benefits
Besides this, the Central Government of India has also approved the PAN-India implementation of PMMVY in all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017. Under this, all the eligible beneficiaries will be provided a total amount of Rs. 5,000/- under PMMVY and the rest cash incentive as per approved norms towards Maternity Benefit under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) after institutional delivery so that on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6000/-.
According to the official data, the estimated number of beneficiaries to be covered per annum and the number of beneficiaries registered under PMMVY on PMMVY-CAS (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana – Common Application Software) as on 26.12.2017 are –
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