'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a ‘God Bharai' ceremony in Rajasthan

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'Pradhan-Mantri-Matru-Vandana-Yojana'-According to Jaskaur Meena, MP from Dausa, Rajasthan, people in Dausa, Rajasthan celebrate 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a ‘God Bharai' (Baby Shower) ceremony.

An Overview of the News: 

  • In this ceremony all the pregnant women of the area come together and they are provided with 'nutritional kits' for the health of their babies.
  • According to MP Jaskaur Meena, about 3.5 lakh women have benefited from this scheme during 2022-23 only in Rajasthan.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the new initiative of celebrating 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' as a 'baby shower' ceremony in Dausa, Rajasthan.
  • This unique initiative of Dausa will give new energy to 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana'. This initiative will ensure the health security of not only the mothers but also the babies.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY):

  • PMMVY was launched on January 1, 2017 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • This scheme, run by the Union Ministry of Child Development, was done for the welfare of pregnant and lactating women across the country.
  • Under this, cash benefits are provided to pregnant women directly into their bank accounts to meet increased nutritional requirements and partially compensate for wage loss.
  • All pregnant women and lactating mothers who are in regular employment under the Central Government or State Governments or Public Undertakings or who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law.
  • Under this, five thousand rupees are given to all the eligible beneficiaries in three installments and the remaining amount of one thousand rupees is given after institutional delivery as per the conditions of maternity benefit under Janani Suraksha Yojana.
  • Thus on an average a woman is given Rs.6000.


  • Capital: Jaipur
  • Governor: Kalraj Mishra
  • Chief Minister: Ashok Gehlot
  • Number of seats in the Legislative Assembly: 200
  • Number of seats in Lok Sabha: 25
  • Number of seats in Rajya Sabha: 10

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