Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)


IGMSY is a new scheme by Ministry of Women & Child Dev. for Pregnant Ladies and Nursing Mothers. It is a conditional maternity benefit scheme where in a cash incentive of Rs. 6000/- in two instalments will be provided directly to women 19 years and above for the first two live birth subject to the women fulfilling specific condition relating to maternal child health and nutrition. Cash incentive will be provided in three instalments between the second trimesters of pregnancy till the infant completes 6 months of age. At present the scheme is being implemented in two districts in State on pilot basis i.e Kathua and Anantnag


1. Age of the beneficiary should be 19 years and above
2. Women or husband should not be govt or PSU employee
3. Incentive only for two live births.

Objectives of the scheme:

To improve the health and nutrition status of pregnant ladies, nursing mothers and infants by:

1. Promoting appropriate practices, care and service utilization during pregnancy, safe delivery and lactation.
2. Encouraging the women to follow (optimal) IYCF practices including early and exclusive breast feeding for the first six months.
3. Contributing to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant ladies and nursing mothers.

The scheme aims to provide partial compensation for the wage loss so that the women is not under compulsion to work till the last stage of pregnancy and can take adequate rest before and after the delivery.

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