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The National Food Security Act, 2013 guarantees every* pregnant and lactating mother (during pregnancy and six months after childbirth) 
- a free meal at the local anganwadi
- maternity benefits of atleast Rs 6,000 in installments

Ministry of Women and Child Development official documents on Maternity Entitlements:

Affidavit in the Supreme Court (3 April 2017) had promised that maternity entitlement of Rs 6000 will be paid to ALL pregnant women with effect from 1st January 2017  
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) (August 2017)  
Ministry additional affidavit on Maternity Entitlement Rules (August 2017)  

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

Previously, there were two schemes to support maternity entitlements with nearly identical application procedures:

Scheme Eligibility Application Process Entitlement Ministry

Indira Gandhi Matrutva Sahyog Yojana
in 52 districts

Pregnant and lactating women

Above 19 years of age

For first or second live birth

Not government or PSU employee or spouse

Register in the local anganwadi centre

Open a bank/post office account

Register for aadhaar

Ensure services by the AWW or ANM are noted in the MCP card

Rs 4000 in 3 instalments:

Rs 1500: 6 months after pregnancy
Rs 1500: 3 months after delivery
Rs 1000: 6 months after delivery

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Janani Suraksha Yojana

Lactating Mothers

Below poverty line

Register in the local primary health care centre

Open a bank/post office account

Register for aadhaar

Possess a Below Poverty Line card (only in some states)

Ensure ante-natal and post-natal services are noted by the ANM in the MCP card

Rs 600-1400 within 5 days of pregnancy

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

*Except those pregnant and lactating women who are in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertakings or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law

IGMSY: Implementation Guidelines for State Governments/UT Administrations - English - Hindi

One-Page Information Pamphlet of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) - English Hindi 

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