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Malnutrition has crippled a vast majority of Indian women across rural and semi-urban areas. A significant portion of rural Indian women suffer from undernourishment and anemia. Poor nutrition has drastic effects on childbirth. An undernourished mother almost gives birth to a low birth weight baby. This ultimately results in poor health of the infant and the mother too. In order to address this problem, the Prime Minister of India, launched the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) or Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana, was formerly known as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).
Note: All information has been sourced from the official website of Ministry of Women and Child Development. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is a social welfare maternity benefit programme implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development under the provisions of National Food Security Act, 2013. The programme is run by the Government of India and was introduced in 2016.
|Programme Commencement||2016, covers all districts across India.|
|Why Start Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)||To provide direct cash benefit to pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for the first live birth.|
|Premium||There is no premium payable as it is a direct cash transfer to the beneficiary’s account.|
The Features of Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vanadana Yojana are:
The Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vanadana Yojana are:
The mother is entitled to a cash incentive of ₹5,000 in three installments. The first instalment of Rs 1000/ - on early registration of pregnancy at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) / approved Health facility, second instalment of Rs 2000/ - after six months of pregnancy on receiving at least one ante-natal check-up (ANC) and third instalment of Rs 2000/ - after child birth is registered and the child has received the first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT and Hepatitis - B, or its equivalent/substitute.
Eligible beneficiaries also include women under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) for Institutional delivery. The incentive received (₹6,000 per woman) under JSY is for maternity benefits.
|First Installment||Early Registration of pregnancy||₹1,000/-|
|Second Installment||Received at least one ANC (can be claimed after 6 months of pregnancy)||₹2,000/-|
|Third Installment||i. Child Birth is registered |
ii. Child has received first cycle of BCG, OPV,DPT and Hepatitis-B or its equivalent/substitute
The National Health Policy 2017 is a social healthcare policy which aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at affordable cost. It was approved by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 15.3.2017.
As per the Union Cabinet, Government of India, ‘The main objective of the National Health Policy 2017 is to achieve the highest possible level of good health and well-being, through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies, and to achieve universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence’.
There is no online method for the beneficiary to register directly. The eligible women are required to register under the scheme at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC)/ approved Health facility depending upon the implementing department for that particular State/UT.
The schemes under the Umbrella ICDS are:
1 Anganwadi Services Scheme
2 Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
3 National Creche Scheme
4 POSHAN Abhiyaan
5 Scheme for Adolescent Girls
6 Child Protection Scheme
The schemes for Women Empowerment are:
1 Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
2 One Stop Centre Scheme
3 Women Helpline Scheme
4 UJJAWALA : A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
5 Working Women Hostel
6 Ministry approves new projects under Ujjawala Scheme and continues existing projects
7 SWADHAR Greh (A Scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances)
8 Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP)
9 NARI SHAKTI PURASKAR
10 Awardees of Stree Shakti Puruskar, 2014 & Awardees of Nari Shakti Puruskar
11 Awardees of Rajya Mahila Samman & Zila Mahila Samman
12 Mahila Shakti Kendras (MSK)
14 Mahila police Volunteers
15 Mahila E-Haat
The Official Contact Details of PMMVY Are:
The Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana is an excellent initiative undertaken by the Government of India. Not only does it provide cash benefits to the mother, but it also provides additional cash benefit till the child has received all its initial immunization vaccines. This is a good initiative as most of the women in rural areas do not have access to healthcare, hence end up being undernourished and anemic. Women under this plan are entitled to cash benefits before and after the delivery of the first child.
How can I download Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY Form, PMMVY Form 1-A) Application From?
The prescribed form(s) can be obtained from the AWC/ approved Health facility free of cost. The form(s) can also be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (http://wcd. nic.in).
What is the aim of Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
The aim of Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is to provide cash benefits to pregnant and lactating women, so that, both the child and mother are in a good state of health.
Can I download (PDF Application) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) In Hindi?
Yes, you can download the application form in any desired language.