Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) for the pregnant and lactating women

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.


Description

The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) is a maternity benefits scheme implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government Of India.

This scheme is for the pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for first two live births to contribute to a better enabling environment by providing conditional cash transfer for improved health and nutrition and to also promote health and nutrition seeking behaviour in them.

It provides a partial wage compensation to women for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare and to provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practices. It provides cash maternity benefit to the women. The pregnant women of 19 years of age and above is entitled to a cash incentive of Rs. 4000 in three installments for first two live births.

Objective

The objectives of this scheme are summarised as below:

  • To promoting appropriate practice, care and institutional service utilization during pregnancy, safe delivery and lactation
  • To encouraging the women to follow (optimal) nutrition and Young Child feeding practices, including early and Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months; and
  • To providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers inorder to contribute to better enabling environment

Eligibility

Pregnant Women & Lactating women of 19 years of age and above for their first 2 live births.

Women hve to register pregnancy at the Anganwadi centre (AWC) within four months of conception

Women have to register the birth

Beneficiaries

Pregnant and Lactating Women

Benefits

The conditional cash transfer benefits of Rs. 6,000/- to be paid in two instalments of Rs. 3,000 /-

  1. The first transfer (at the end of second birth / pregnancy trimester) of Rs. 3,000 /- to the mother
  2. The second transfer (three months after delivery) of Rs. 3,000 /- to the mother.

How To Apply

Contact to any of the followings:

  1. Contact to Deputy Director/ District Programme Officer in-charge of the ICDS Cell Or
  2. Contact to Anganwadi worker or Anganwadi centre (AWC)

Sponsored By

Central Government of India

Ministry

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

Date of Launch

2010

Valid Upto

Information is not available

Status

Active

Sector

Women Empowerment



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