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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana & Janani Suraksha Yojana (PMMVY & JSY) (Post-Interim Budget)

Ritwik Shukla , Avani Kapur

This brief reports on two maternity benefits schemes, offering conditional cash transfers to pregnant women and mothers: a) The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Government of India’s (GoI’s) scheme aimed at providing partial compensation for wage loss and improving health seeking behaviour of pregnant women and lactating mothers, and b) the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) aimed at incentivising institutional and safe delivery for reducing infant and maternal mortality. Using government data, this brief reports on: ■ Trends in allocations, releases, and utilisation ■ Coverage and payments, and ■ Outputs and outcomes

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