In India, women do not get enough nutritious food. Half of the women in the country are pale while one third are found to be malnourished. If the mother herself suffers from hunger, she gives birth to a child with a weak body.
In the womb of a pregnant woman with malnutrition, the developing baby does not receive the necessary nutrition from the mother, resulting in imperfect defects in the child’s physical development in the future. And so the baby weighs less even at birth.
Due to poverty and economic hardship of the family, many women have to work till the time of delivery.
So that he does not get into the required r. The body becomes weak, the baby does not get the amount of milk needed for nutrition, so there is a lot of weakness in both himself and the baby.
As a solution to this, the Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana under the National Food Security Act of 2017, which will be implemented in all the districts of the country, out of concern for the health of pregnant women as well as newborns.
To pay the mother who gives birth to the first child in cash as compensation from the government for the purpose of not going to work and resting during the prenatal and postnatal period.
Pregnant women and midwives get as much money as wages in cash so that they can get the comfort they need, resulting in physical development for themselves and their baby.
All women except those employed in the Central Government, State Government or public sector units or receiving assistance as per the existing norms will be covered under this scheme during pregnancy as well as for six months after childbirth.
The scheme will benefit all pregnant women who give birth to the first child in the family after January 1, 2018 and mothers of breastfeeding children.
The gestation period will be calculated according to the date of menstruation as indicated in the medical certificate of the beneficiary woman.
In case of fetal miscarriage or stillbirth-
The scheme can be availed only once.
Women who have had a miscarriage or have given birth to a stillborn baby will be able to benefit from the plan during the next pregnancy.
If the beneficiary receives the first installment of financial assistance and the fetus falls later, then the remaining installment will be given after the first installment during the second pregnancy. In the same way, after deducting the amount of installments received, the remaining installments can be availed.
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