Government Initiatives

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a government sponsored safe motherhood intervention. JSY provides cash assistance in the range of Rs 600 – 1400 to mothers, for delivery and post-delivery care. Under this, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs) provides support to pregnant women….Read More

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Under PMMVY, a cash incentive of 5000/- is transferred directly in the account of pregnant women and lactating mothers for first living child of the family subject to their fulfilling specific conditions relating to maternal and child Health. To know about the scheme, please contact your local Anganwadi Centre (AWC) and ASHA/ ANM workers.…Read More

Maternity Benefit Act

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 is a landmark law, which makes provisions for maternity benefits. Features include:

  • Paid maternity leave of 26 weeks for women employees, unless they have two or more surviving children
  • Applies to adopting mother and of a commissioning mother (using a surrogate to bear a child) for the first time, who may claim paid maternity leave for 12 weeks.
  • “work from home” option that can be used after the maternity leave expires.
  • Effective as of the 1stof July 2017, mandatory crèche (day care) facilities for every establishment employing 50 or more employees, including the right of mothers to visit the crèche four times per day….Read More

Government of India has launched Poshan Abhiyaan   to fight malnutrition especially among women and children. Under this, the month of September is celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah across the country to increase awareness and mobilize participation of people in nutrition movement…Read More

Poshan Pakhwarda

This is a government-launched event in which Poshan melas, rallies, awareness sessions at schools, home visits to newborns, workshops etc. are organised…Read More

Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND)

VHSND is a government-supported platform to provide preventive and development services on health, nutrition, early childhood development and sanitation to the community. It is organized in every village once in a month at the Anganwadi/ identified Centres…Read More