The Nagaland State Social Welfare Board has announced the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, a centrally sponsored conditional Maternity Benefit scheme under Mission Shakti. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to pregnant women and lactating mothers, with a particular focus on empowering girl children.
Key Features: Pregnant women and lactating mothers will receive a monetary benefit of Rs 5,000 for their first live birth and Rs 6,000 for the second child, provided the second child is a girl. The benefits will be disbursed through Direct Benefit Transfer and can be availed up to nine months after childbirth. Special enrollment for mothers of second child born (girl child) on or after April 1, 2022 is available until September 31, 2023.
Primary objectives: Providing partial financial support to pregnant and lactating mothers to enhance their health and nutrition during pregnancy and post-delivery, along with compensation for wage loss, if any; and promoting positive behavioral change towards girl children by offering additional cash incentives for the second child if it's a girl.
The scheme is applicable for the first two live births, provided the second child is a girl. Pregnant women and lactating mothers in regular employment with the central or State Government, Public sector Undertakings, or those receiving similar benefits under any law.
Beneficiaries can register for PMMVY before 270 (9 months) days from childbirth.
Beneficiaries: Women belonging to SC and ST; Women partially (40%) or fully disabled (Divyang Jan); Women holding BPL/National Food Security Act 2013 Ration cards; Women beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana under Ayushman Bharat; Women holding E-shram Card; Women farmers who are beneficiaries under Kisan Samman Nidhi; Women holding MGNREGA Job Card; Women whose net family income is less than Rs 8 Lakh per annum; Pregnant and Lactating AWWs/AWHs/ASHAs; Any other category as prescribed by the central government.
Benefits: Eligible beneficiaries will receive cash incentives of Rs 5,000 in two installments and an additional cash incentive of Rs 6,000 for the second child (girl child) through Direct Benefit Transfer to their individual bank accounts.
Conditions and Installments for 1st Child:
First Installment: Rs 3,000 on registration of pregnancy and after at least one Ante-Natal Check-up within 6 months from the Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) or approved Health Facilities.
Second Installment: Rs 2,000 upon the registration of child birth and after the child has received the first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT, and Hepatitis-B or its equivalent/substitute.
Documents required: Aadhaar card of the beneficiary with Date of Birth; Address and Phone number; Bank account details (Aadhaar seeded bank Account); Mother and Child Protection (MCP) Card (LMP date, Ante-natal, and Vaccination records); RCHID/MCP Card number. Any one document supporting the criteria list (e.g., ST/SC certificate, Ration card, E-shram card, Ayushman Bharat Card, etc.).
Beneficiaries can apply at: Nearest Anganwadi Center, nearest office of District Programme Officer and Child Development Project Officer, District Hub for Empowerment of Women attached to the DC's offices in the districts. Individual beneficiaries can apply online through Citizen Registration on the mobile app or web application at [https://pmmvy.nic.in](https://pmmvy.nic.in).
District Helpline: Dimapur-8798059849; Kohima-6009298857; Kiphire-9863112547; Longleng-8798792432; Mokokchung-9863036061; Mon-7005851844; Peren-8798959484; Phek-8798388367; Tuensang-8414972758; Wokha-8798437008; Zunheboto-6909856947