Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is rechoreographed, enhanced, & adopted from the earlier scheme Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojan (PMMVY) - Background Context

Districts, States, and Union Territories (UTs) were awarded for the best performance under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).

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Leaders and Key Performers

In the section of “Best Performance” since the inauguration of the PMMVY Scheme to States and Union Territories (UTs) having a population above 1 crore. The first three places were awarded to the following …

  • First: Madhya Pradesh (MP)
  • Second: Andhra Pradesh (AP)
  • Third: Haryana

In the same section, the States and Union Territories (UTs) having a population of less than 1 crore, the first three places were awarded to the following …

  • First: Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Second: Himachal Pradesh
  • Third: Chandigarh

The district levels award for States and Union Territories (UTs) with a population of less than 1 crore, were awarded to the following …

  • First: Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Second: Serchhip (Mizoram)

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a maternity benefit for Indian women. The scheme is been rechoreographed, enhanced, and adopted from the earlier scheme Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).

PMMVY aims for conditional cash transfer policy for pregnant (would be mom) and lactating women.

PMMVY dispenses a significant wage compensation to pregnant and lactating women for monetary and wage loss during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and childcare and to supply an environment for a safe and healthy delivery and sufficient and adequate nutrition and feeding routine practices.

Scheme Goals:

  1. Encouraging appropriate and suitable standard practice, care, and enabling institutional service utilization during the critical time period of Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation & childcare.
  2. Promoting optimal nutrition and motivating the women to follow feeding routines & practices, promote breastfeeding their newborns for at least for first six months.
  3. Incentives and monetary rewards for enhanced health and nourishment or sustenance to would-be mothers (pregnant women) and lactating women