Budget Brief 2019-20: Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana & Janani Suraksha Yojana (PMMVY & JSY)

25 January 2019

This brief reports on two maternity benefits schemes, offering conditional cash transfers to pregnant women and mothers: a) The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Government of India’s (GoI's) scheme aimed at providing partial compensation for wage loss and improving heath seeking behaviour of pregnant women and lactating mothers, and b) the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) aimed at incentivising institutional and safe delivery for reducing infant and maternal mortality. 

Using government data, this brief reports on: 

  • Trends in allocations, releases, and utilisation 
  • Coverage and payments, and 
  • Outputs and outcomes