Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: A Maternity Health Scheme

Vaibhav Saxena

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The population of India is the second highest in the world, which indicates that many babies are born every minute in India. This notion takes us to another fact that for every baby born there is a mother who requires constant and helpful care. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a healthcare scheme for maternal women of India.

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PMMVY focuses on improving the healthcare scenario for the women of India who are expecting a children delivery or planning pregnancy in fore coming time duration. This scheme was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017 and was further implemented in September 2018 by Ministry of Women and Child Development.

What is Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana?

This scheme was first introduced by the UPA government in 2010 was later improvised and rebranded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to PMMVY to provide benefits to pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for first live birth. It has been a beneficial and helpful scheme for many of the expecting mothers in India

It provides a partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and to provide conditions for a safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices. Moreover, this scheme has been striving to reach rural as well as the urban region of India to provide a comprehensive care system.

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How does Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana works?

The First Live Birth payment will be paid in three installments, and forms for this will be available at Anganwadi centers and/CDPO’s office. The first installment of Rs.1000 will be paid at the time the pregnancy is registered at the nearest Anganwadi center. The second installment of Rs. 2000 will be paid after attendance at at-least one ante-natal check-up (ANC), IFA tablets and TT injection and counseling session at Anganwadi center.

The third installment of Rs. 2000 will be paid after registration of birth, and immunization of child at six and ten weeks (first cycle). Photocopies of the following documents are to be submitted: Aadhaar cards of both husband and wife (beneficiary); beneficiary’s bank account details in her name; Mother and Child Protection Card (MCP) after registration at government health center; birth certificate of the child.

Facts Regarding Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:

1. Over 50 lakhs of women have registered under PMMVY scheme of PM Modi
2. This scheme completed its first year with applauding success
3. Women of age group 19 years above can only pull the benefits
4. Registration is needed to pull benefits of this scheme
5. Women employed under state government are not eligible

Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:

1. Encouraging awareness regarding pregnancy and childcare
2. Financially supporting the lactating and pregnant women
3. Encouraging women to follow (optimal) nutrition and feeding practices


India has been accountable for various health complexity and complications for maternal women. The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is a boon against the problems faced by women of India. The eligibility for this scheme is been mentioned above and any women complying to the eligibility can register.

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