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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana and Janani Suraksha Yojana

Avani Kapur, Tanya Rana, Jenny Susan John

This brief reports on two maternity benefit schemes of the Government of India (GoI):

a) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) provides partial wage compensation to improve health-seeking behaviour of pregnant women and lactating mothers for two live births; and
b) Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) incentivises institutional and safe delivery for reducing infant and maternal mortality.

Using government data, this brief reports on:
■ Trends in finances;
■ Coverage and payments; and
■ Outcomes.

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