Ministry of Women and Child Development
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Posted On: 19 JUL 2019 by PIB Delhi
The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing Centrally Sponsored Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under which maternity benefits of Rupees Five Thousand is provided in three instalments to Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) upon fulfilment of certain conditions.
The eligible beneficiaries are also entitled to receive the 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 Rupees Six Thousand. Additionally, PW&LM are also entitled for Supplementary Nutrition under Anganwadi Services, which is Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. Both the PMMVY and Anganwadi Services Schemes are being implemented across the country.
The conditions attached with release of instalments of maternity benefits are meant for improving health seeking behaviour amongst PW&LM.
At present there is no proposal to increase the maternity benefits provided under PMMVY to PW&LM with the Ministry.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB