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10.	GOVERNMENT	SCHEMES	IN	NEWS	
10.1.	PRADHAN	MANTRI	MATRU	VANDANA	YOJANA	(PMMVY)	
Why in news? 
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women till financial year 2020. 
About the Scheme 
Objectives Target beneficiaries Salient features 
• To provide 
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. 
• To improve 
health seeking 
behaviour 
amongst 
Pregnant 
Women and 
Lactating 
Mothers 
(PW&LM) 
through cash 
incentives. 
• All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers 
(PW&LM), excluding  
o PW&LM who are in regular employment 
with the Central Government or the State 
Governments or PSUs or  
o those who are in receipt of similar benefits 
under any law for the time being in force. 
• A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits 
under the scheme only once 
• In case of miscarriage or still birth, the 
beneficiary would be eligible to claim the 
remaining installment(s) in event of any future 
pregnancy. 
o After receiving the 1st installment, if the 
beneficiary has a miscarriage, she would 
only be eligible for receiving 2nd and 3rd 
installment in event of future pregnancy 
subject to fulfillment of eligibility criterion 
and conditionality’s of the scheme. 
Similarly, if the beneficiary has a 
miscarriage or still birth after receiving 1st 
and 2nd installments, she would only be 
eligible for receiving 3rd installment in 
event of future pregnancy subject to 
fulfillment of eligibility criterion and 
conditionality’s of the scheme. 
• Cash incentive of Rs 5000 in three 
instalments i.e. 1st instalment of Rs 
1000/ - on early registration of 
pregnancy, 2nd instalment of Rs 
2000/ - after six months of pregnancy 
and 3rd 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.  
• The eligible beneficiaries would 
receive the incentive given under the 
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) for 
Institutional delivery and the 
incentive received under JSY would be 
accounted towards maternity 
benefits so that on an average a 
woman gets Rs 6000 /  
Implementing authority 
• Ministry of Women and Child 
Development is the nodal 
implementing authority. 
• The scheme is implemented using the 
platform of Anganwadi Services 
scheme of Umbrella Integrated Child 
Development Services (ICDS). 
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
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