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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana  (PMMVY) is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.

Objectives of the programme include 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. The cash incentive provided would lead to improved health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).

Target beneficiaries of the programme include all Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, excluding PW&LM who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or 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/still birth, the beneficiary would be eligible to claim the remaining instalment(s) in event of any future pregnancy. A beneficiary is eligible to receive benefits under the scheme only once. That is, in case of infant mortality, she will not be eligible for claiming benefits under the scheme, if she has already received all the instalments of the maternity benefit under PMMVY earlier.

Benefits under PMMVY include cash incentive of Rs 5000 in three instalments. 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.

Objectives

* Providing partial compensation for the wage loss in term of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before an after delivery of the first living child.

* The cash incentive provided would lead to improved health seeking behavior amongst the Pregnant women and Lactating women.

Target beneficiaries

♦  All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers, excluding PW&LM who are in regular employment with the
Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits
under any law for the time being in force.

♦ All eligible Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers who have their pregnancy on or after 01.01.2017
for first child in family.

♦ The date and stage of pregnancy for a beneficiary would be counted with respect to her LMP date as
mentioned in the MCP card

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