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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
16-December-2013 16:30 IST
Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

The Government of India in the Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing a centrally sponsored scheme namely, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY),Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) for pregnant and lactating women to improve thei

The Government of India in the Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing a centrally sponsored scheme namely, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY),Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) for pregnant and lactating  women to improve their health and nutrition status to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives to pregnant and nursing mothers. It is being implemented using the platform of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. The scheme was introduced in October 2010 on pilot basis now operational in 53 selected districts. Currently, the beneficiaries are paid Rs.6000/ in two installments through bank accounts or post office accounts. The first installment is given in third trimester i.e. seven to nine months of pregnancy and the Second installment is given six months after delivery on fulfilling specific conditions. All Government/PSUs (Central & State) employees are excluded from the scheme as they are entitled for paid maternity leave.

 

The scheme is being implemented on pilot basis in 53 selected districts, including two districts of Maharashtra namely, Amravati & Bhandara. The total number of beneficiaries covered, fund released and utilized under the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) during 2010 upto November, 2013 is as follows:

 

States

Fund released from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (till Nov,2013) (in Rs. crore)

Fund utilized from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (till Nov,2013) (in Rs. crore)

Beneficiaries covered from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (till Nov, 2013)

Maharashtra

37.61

29.27

61972

 

 

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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