Policy Briefs & Reports

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana and Janani Suraksha Yojana

Avani Kapur, Tanya Rana, Jenny Susan John

Centre for Policy Research

February 2, 2023

This brief reports on two maternity benefit schemes of the Government of India (GoI):

a) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) provides partial wage compensation to improve health-seeking behaviour of pregnant women and lactating mothers for two live births; and
b) Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) incentivises institutional and safe delivery for reducing infant and maternal mortality.

Using government data, this brief reports on:
■ Trends in finances;
■ Coverage and payments; and
■ Outcomes