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