Hi Zactive Moms! Did you know that the Indian government launched a maternity benefit program in 2017?
Are you pregnant and you did not avail this?
Mommies who have already delivered must be thinking, what is in it for us? So, don’t worry Mommies, even you can avail the benefits, just read on!
And even if this benefit isn’t for you, you should surely share it with someone you know, a mom-to-be, who requires such financial assistance from the government of India.
If this too doesn’t entice you, then have a look at the total number of beneficiaries who have already enrolled for these benefits.
In this article, we will explore the key details of PMMVY, including its objectives, eligibility criteria, the application process, and the benefits it offers.
What is this scheme, PMMVY, we are talking about?
The name of the scheme is The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). This is a maternity benefit program run by the government of India. Under this scheme, a cash incentive is provided directly to the Bank / Post Office Account of Pregnant Women (PW) and Lactating Mothers (LM) for their first living child.
What are some of the benefits of the scheme?
What are the eligibility criteria of the scheme?
What is the amount of the monetary benefit that you can get through the same?
This is a conditional cash transfer scheme, and the incentives are given in installments for fulfilling certain conditions related to Maternal and Child Health. Cash transfer is done directly into the bank account of PW or LM women.
Having a baby? Get ₹5000/- from the government
Now, that you have understood the terminologies, let us look at the timeline for availing these benefits:
The incentive is provided in three installments, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions related to maternal and child health. The first installment of Rs. 1000/- is provided on registration of pregnancy, the second installment of Rs. 2000/- is provided on receiving at least one antenatal check-up, and the third installment of Rs. 2000/- is provided on registration of the child's birth and completion of the first cycle of immunization.
Let us look at some of the important conditions and checklists that you must adhere to for availing these benefits:
Implementation and Funding of PMMVY.
The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, in collaboration with state governments. The scheme operates through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Health Mission (NHM) at the district and block levels. Beneficiaries can apply for the scheme through Anganwadi workers or Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) at designated health centers.
The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a significant initiative by the Indian government to provide financial assistance and support to pregnant women and lactating mothers. This program aims to ensure the well-being of mothers and their children by addressing wage loss, providing nutrition and healthcare services, and empowering women. By understanding the eligibility criteria and application process, you can avail the benefits offered by PMMVY and contribute to a healthier and safer future for both you and your child. You can also share this blog or inform a person who can get benefitted by this.
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