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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: A scheme exclusively for pregnant and breastfeeding women launched in 2017. The honorable Prime Minister of India launched this scheme on 31st December 2016. Later, it came into effect on 1st January 2017. As the name suggests, the scheme is for the benefit of mothers. Specifically, the scheme is for women who were expecting their first child on or after 1st January 2017. Read this article to understand the PMMVY scheme in detail.

SchemePradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Launched ByMinistry of Child and Women Development
Official Websitewcd.nic.in
Launch Date31st December 2016
Implemented on1st January 2017
Related withNational Food Security Act 2013
PurposeHelp expecting mothers with their nutritional needs
EligibilityPregnant women and breastfeeding mothers expecting their first child on or after 1st January 2017
AmountRs. 5000 in three installments

PMMVY Scheme Importance

On 10th September 2013, the Parliament of India passed the National Food Security Act. According to the act, the Government has to ensure suitable quantity and quality of food for the citizens. To comply with this, the Government introduced the PMMVY scheme. With the aim of ensuring sufficient nutrition for pregnant mothers and making up for the lost wages, the Government transfers Rs. 5000 to their bank accounts.

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PMMVY Scheme Eligibility

Women who are pregnant and were expecting their first child on or after 1st January 2017 are eligible for the scheme. In addition to this, the following Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana eligibility criteria have to be fulfilled.

  • The beneficiary must register their pregnancy early
  • Mother should get their examination done
  • Registration of the child’s birth
  • First immunization of the family’s first child should be done

Download the PMMVY Scheme Forms

PMMVY Scheme Registration

The following things are important while filling out the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana form.

  • Registration at an AWC/approved health facility must be done
  • Beneficiaries must include their own and their husband’s Aadhar numbers and written consents in the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana form
  • Mobile number of their own and their husband/family member’s along with the bank account/post office data is mandatory
  • You can get the PMMVY forms for free from the AWC/approved health facility. As an alternative, visit the official website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the forms 
  • Submission of the registration form and installment claim has to be done to the Anganwadi Centre/approved health institution. Post submission, you will receive an acknowledgment form. Save it for future reference
  • The beneficiary will have to submit the Form 1-A and a copy of the Mother and Child Protection Card, Identity Proof (of the beneficiary and their husband), bank account/post office details for claiming the first installment
  • Form 1-B is for the second installment along with the MCP card showing minimum once ANC
  • Finally, for the third installment, submit the Form 1-C along with the birth certificate of the child and a copy of the MCP that states that the child has been through the first immunization cycle

We hope this article was helpful. PMMVY scheme is important for the preparation of UPSC. Read the eligibility and registration thoroughly. In case of any doubts, kindly reach out to us.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana FAQs

What is the PMMVY scheme?

It is a Maternity Benefit Program to aid the increased nutrition requirements of pregnant women. The amount of Rs. 5000 is transferred to the bank accounts of these beneficiaries.

What is the requirement to fulfill the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana eligibility criteria?

Women who are pregnant with their first child after 1st January 2022 are eligible.

Where can I find the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana form?

The forms are available on the official website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The beneficiaries can also get them for free at the AWC/approved health facility.

What are forms 1-A, 1-B, and 1-C?

The three forms have to be submitted to claim the three installments respectively of the cash benefit of Rs. 5000.

Can the benefits under the PMMVY Scheme get extended?

Yes, the benefits can be extended to the second child in the family if it is a girl.

What documents are needed to claim my first installment under the PMMVY scheme?

You need Form 1-A and a copy of the Mother and Child Protection Card, Identity Proof (of the beneficiary and their husband), and bank account/post office details to claim the first installment under the PMMVY scheme

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