PMMVY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     28th October 2023        
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Context: The National Event on Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) recently took place at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The event started off with the technical workshop session on the New PMMVY portal.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

  • About: This is a Centrally Sponsored Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme aimed at providing support to women.
  • Launched: In 2017
  • Objectives: To provide partial compensation for wage loss through cash incentives. This support enables women to take necessary rest before and after delivering their first child.

oTo improve health-seeking behaviour among Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).

Key Features

  • Target Demographic: The scheme primarily focuses on offering maternity benefits to women from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society.
  • Benefit: Maternity benefits are extended to a woman for her first two living children, with the condition that the second child is a girl.
  • Monetary Support: Expecting mothers receive a monetary benefit of Rs. 5,000. This financial aid begins from the early stages of pregnancy and continues until the child is born.

oFirst Instalment: Rs. 1,000 is paid at the time of pregnancy registration.

oSecond Instalment: Rs. 2,000 is provided after completing six months of pregnancy

oThird Instalment: The remaining Rs. 2,000 is received after the birth and registration of the child.

  • Additional Support: Women also receive Rs. 1,000 under the Janani Suraksha Yojana following institutional delivery.
  • Handling Miscarriage/Stillbirths: The scheme treats cases of miscarriage or stillbirths as fresh cases, ensuring that maternity benefits can still be provided in such situations.