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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana & Janani Suraksha Yojana

Avani Kapur , Tenzin Yangki

This brief reports on two schemes: a) The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Government of India’s (GoI’s) maternity benefit 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 to reduce 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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