Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Women, Mothers, Pregnant, Lactating women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) programme is to provide partial income to women during their first pregnancy, to allow women to take adequate rest and promote positive health-seeking behaviour among beneficiaries.

Programme components
India's Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) programme is funded and managed by different ministries and delivers different benefits. PMMVY yields almost universal benefits to promote pre- and postnatal care. car
Previous programme name (if any)
Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)/Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP) was implemented in 2010 on a pilot-basis
Conditionalities (if any)
India's Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) programme has an interesting exception in that it employs a ‘gradual’ conditionality. This means that the cash grant is paid out in three tranches on reaching certain milestones.19 This is crucially different from our standard definition of conditionality, as it does not require beneficiaries to fulfil all conditions before payment of the whole amount but rewards fulfilment of even only a part of conditionalities with payment of a share of the total grant. Other conditionalities - early registration of pregnancy, one antenatal care visit, child registration and vaccination/immunisation
Coverage
The Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) programme has benefited 600,000 women annually

Targeting and eligiblity

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
The total of benefits add up INR5000, which is paid in three installments as listed below: INR1000 for the early registration of pregnancy at an Anganwadi Centre (AWC)– approved health facility INR2000 after six months of pregnancy if the beneficiary attends one antenatal check-up session INR2000 after the child is registered and vaccinated.
Benefit delivery mechanism
India's Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) programme guidelines specify that the money should be delivered via direct transfer to the beneficiaries' bank or post office personal accounts and not to the husband's/household member's joint accounts
Benefit recipients
India’s Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) exclusively pay out benefits to women in the hope that their spending and consumption behaviour differs from that of other household members. In particular, there is some evidence that women spend benefits in a more family-oriented and child-sensitive way, hence often complying better with the programme’s intended use of funds. It consists of a grant to mothers during breastfeeding, conditional on scheduled perinatal medical visits.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Benefits under the scheme are delivered only once. In case of miscarriage or stillbirth, the beneficiary may receive the remaining benefits in case of another pregnancy
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Steering and monitoring committees are formed at the state, district, project and village levels to review, monitor and advise on the programme’s implementation. NITI Aayog (a governmental think tank) oversees the monthly monitoring the programme during the first two years, carrying out a mid-course evaluation after six months of roll-out.