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Dairy business enterprise scheme
Janani Suraksha Yojana
The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog (IGMSY) is a government of India’s flagship programme that was introduced under the Ministry of Women and Child development in 2010. It is a cash transfer scheme which is conditional and targets lactating and pregnant women of age 19 years and older having 2 children. The goal is to compensate them partly for the wage loss suffered by them during childcare and childbirth and also provide them good nutrition, feeding practices and safe delivery conditions. In 53 selected districts, the scheme was implemented on pilot basis. The beneficiaries of this scheme in 2011-12 were 2.05 lakhs and 3.76 lakhs during 2012-13.
Its objectives are envisioned by the mentioned achievements:
Promoting care, institutional service utilization and appropriate practice during lactation, delivery and pregnancy.
Encouraging the women for following feeding practices, nutrition, including exclusive and early breast-feeding for the initial six months.
Providing cash incentives for improved nutrition and health to lactating and pregnant mothers.
IGMSY also provides financial assistance to the state governments as grant-in-aids.
Benefits and Eligibility
All pregnant women of age 19 years and above are perfectly eligible for the benefits other than the women who receive the leave for paid maternity. Under this scheme, the following conditions are subject to the cash transfers:
The initial transfer (at the second birth end/pregnancy trimester) of Rs. 1500 needs the mother to:
Register her pregnancy within the duration of 4 months of conception at the nearest Anganwadi centre (AWC).
Attend at least a single prenatal care session and TT and taking the tablets of IFA.
Attend at least 1 to 3 sessions of counselling at the healthcare centre or AWC.
The second transfer after delivery’s three months of Rs. 1500 needs a mother to:
Immunize the child for BCG and OPV at birth at two times at six and 10 weeks duration.
Attend about 2 growth sessions of monitoring and child nutrition and infant and feeding between the months of third and sixth after the delivery.
The third transfer takes place after the duration of 6 months of Rs. 1000 which needs a mother to:
Exclusively do breastfeed for the period of 6 months and also introduce complementary feeding by the mother as certified.
Immunize the child for the DPT and OPV.
Attend at least 2 sessions of counselling on monitoring the growth of infant and the child.