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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

  • Till 2020 financial year (FY), this scheme has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women.
  • A total sum of Rs. 5,931.95 crore was paid to 1.75 crore eligible beneficiaries between financial year 2018 and 2020.
About Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:
  • Maternity Benefit Programme
  • Implemented in all the districts of the country
  • Announced on December 31, 2016.
  • Centrally sponsored scheme
  • Executed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • In accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013
  • Beneficiaries: Pregnant women and lactating mothers (PW&LM) excluding who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.
  • All eligible PW&LM who have their pregnancy on or after 1st January 2017 for the first child in the family
  • Receive ?5,000 on the birth of their first child in three instalments, after fulfilling certain conditionalities like early registration of pregnancyante-natal check-up and registration of the birth of the child and completion of first cycle of vaccination for the first living child of the family.
  • The eligible beneficiaries also receive cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). Thus, on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6,000.
  • Objective:  To help expectant mothers meet enhanced nutritional requirements as well as to partially compensate them for wage loss during their pregnancy.


Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

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