Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana – UPSC Prelims

 Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Women and Child Development
Earlier it was known as the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana
  • To provide partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare.
  • To provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices.
  • To breastfeed the child during the first six months of the birth. As it is very vital the development of the child.
  • Launched in the year 2017 to provide a direct cash benefit to pregnant and lactating mothers above the age of 19 or above for the first live birth.
  • PMMVY is a direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme under which cash benefits are provided to pregnant women in their bank account directly to meet enhanced nutritional needs and partially compensate for wage loss.
  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Implementation of the scheme started with effect from 01.01.2017.
  • Under the ‘Scheme’, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three instalments on fulfilling the respective conditionality, viz.
    • early registration of pregnancy,
    • ante-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), under which nearly ₹1,000 is given for an institutional birth.
  • Thus, on an average, a woman gets Rs. 6,000.
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