Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana is a maternity benefit programme implemented by the Central Government. Formerly known as the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana, the scheme was originally launched in 2010. It provides financial aid to pregnant and lactating women of first live birth. It provides wage compensation for women who faced salary-cut during the child birth and child care.
The Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani announced recently that over Rs.8,800 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of the pregnant women and lactating mothers under the scheme.

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