Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) – USPC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Objective: To reduce maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
  • Eligible pregnant women are entitled for cash assistance of Rs 1400 irrespective of the age of mother and number of children for giving birth in a government or accredited private health facility.
  • It comes under National Health Mission.
  • Financial assistance under JSY is available to all pregnant women in states that have low institutional delivery rates, namely, UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Odisha, and J&K. They are categorized as Low Performing States (LPS)
  • In other states, JSY benefits are available to BPL women only.
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2005
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