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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.


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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