What is Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) ?

Shiva Shiva
Answered on March 21,2019

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a maternity benefit program run by Government of India. It was launched on 2010 as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY). Later it was renamed as Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) in 2016.

Under this scheme, the pregnant women and lactating mothers will get Rs. 5000 as incentive to be paid in 3 installments as follows.

  • First installment of Rs. 1000 on early registration of pregnancy at the anganwadi centre/ approved health facility
  • Second installment of Rs. 2000 after six months of pregnancy on receiving at least one anti natal check-up
  • Third installment of Rs. 2000 after child birth is registered and the child has received the first cycle of BCG, OPV,DPT and Hepatitis-B

The objectives of the scheme are:

  • providing partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child; and
  • the cash incentives provided would lead to improved health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM). 

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