Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 2020 – Rs. 6,000 for Pregnant Women in Rajasthan

Caring for women who are birthing a child is of utmost importance. However, with a negligent healthcare structure in India which highly favours those willing to shell out higher sums of money, those from Below the Poverty line often find themselves to be in a fix.

In order to bring better maternity healthcare to women, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan introduced a new scheme for pregnant women of Rajasthan – the Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition scheme 2020.

Malnutrition is one of the major issues faced by women in these rural parts of the nation. And in the absence of healthy nutrition, the health of the pregnant woman and the child is also jeopardised.

Objective of the Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition scheme 2020

The main objective of the scheme is to offer empowerment to pregnant women who can now, under the benefits of the scheme, can avail themselves a budget to look after their own nutrition.

This, in turn, leads to a positive loop where the child born turns out to be a healthy one, without any birth defects, and also ensures better postpartum health of the woman.

Benefits of the scheme

The scheme comes with its share of benefits, but here are some of the noteworthy ones.

  1. On the birth of the second child, the beneficiary woman will be offered ₹6,000 directly in her bank account in five installments.
  2. The State scheme will complement the Central Government’s pre-existing scheme in the same direction – Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, which offers ₹5,000 for the birth of the first child.
  3. The first installment of ₹1,000 will be given after the pregnancy test and registration for the scheme. The second installment will be again of ₹1,000 and would be offered after the completion of a minimum of two ante-natal check-ups; the third installment of ₹1,000 on the institutional delivery. The fourth installment of ₹2,000 after getting all the regular vaccines which are prescribed for the child and need to be administered to the newborn within 105 days of birth. The fifth and the last installment would be offered after the couple adopts a means of family planning within three months after birth. This is to encourage families to invest and look into family planning.

How to apply for the Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana?

  1. Visit the official website of the Rajasthan Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana.
  2. On the homepage, click on the option “Apply Online” button.
  3. The application form will pop up on the page.
  4. The applicant is expected to enter the required details and upload the necessary documents.
  5. The applicant would simply have to click on the “Submit” button for the final submission of the application.

Documents needed to apply online for the scheme

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. BPL ration card
  3. Bank details
  4. Four passport size photographs
  5. Functional mobile number to receive OTP and other information
  6. Residence certificate
  7. Income certificate

Summing it up

In this way, women in Rajasthan can now reach out to the schemes offered by the government to look after their own nutrition during pregnancy and not have to rely on their husband or family to look after their expenses – which leads to women empowerment exponentially.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.