PM Matru Vandana Yojana has Crossed 1 Crore Beneficiaries

Published on September 20, 2019
Current context: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has added one crore beneficiaries under its coverage.
 PM Matru Vandana Yojana has Crossed 1 Crore Beneficiaries
  • PMMVY is a direct benefit transfer scheme which was launched on 1st January 2017
  • Under the scheme, cash benefits are provided through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to pregnant women
  • The objective of the scheme is to meet enhanced nutritional needs of the mother and child and partially compensate for wage loss
  • The scheme is implemented under the Women and Child Development Ministry
  • The beneficiaries receive a cash benefit of Rs 5000 in 3 instalments under the scheme
  • They eligible beneficiaries also receive cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana, through which a women gets Rs 6000 on an average
  • All states except Odisha and Telangana have implemented the scheme
  • Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are the top 5 States and UTs in the country in implementation of the scheme.

Question: 

The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has been implemented in all states of the country except?
a. Odisha
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Telangana
d. Himachal Pradesh
e. Both a & c

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