Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani presented the award to Madhya Pradesh Minister for Women and Child Development Imarti Devi and Principal Secretary Anupam Rajan for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The state has bagged the first position for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. In Madhya Pradesh, more than 14,55,000 beneficiaries have subscribed to the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana.
Among the districts, Indore was ranked at first place for better performance of the scheme.
About Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:
The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is a Maternity Benefit Programme. The scheme was implemented on 1st July 2017 in all the districts of the country. Under this scheme, a cash incentive of Rs 5000 will be provided directly to the Bank / Post Office Account of Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) for first living child of the family subject to fulfilling specific conditions relating to Maternal and Child Health.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath.
- Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.