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Monday, 4 January 2021

Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana 2021 Apply | Maternity Nutrition Scheme | Rs. 6,000 for Pregnant Women in Rajasthan

Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 2021 launched, Rs. 6,000 for pregnant women in Rajasthan in Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana (इंदिरा गांधी मातृत्व पोषण योजना), check apply online process, list of documents, start date, amount, details here

Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 2021 or Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana 2021 was launched by the Rajasthan government on 19 November 2020. In this scheme, CM Ashok Gehlot has announced to provide Rs. 6,000 to pregnant women in Rajasthan. This assistance amount of Rs. 6000 would be provided in in five stages on the birth of the second child. Check the complete details about the assistance amount distribution, installment, apply process and other things here.

Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has said that launching of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana is an important step taken by the state government towards women empowerment. If a pregnant woman gets adequate nutrition, then the baby will also be born healthy.

Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme to Be Implemented in the Entire State in Phased Manner The Chief Minister said that this scheme was announced in the state budget on March 13 this year to give priority to health and nutrition of the women and children.

Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana 2021

The state govt. of Rajasthan has started Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 2021 for the nutrition of pregnant women, female mothers and children. Under the 1st phase of this scheme, pregnant women of 4 districts of the state shall get a financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 in installments. This imperative scheme of the state government will not only reduce malnutrition in mothers and children, but will also increase awareness amongst the people in regard to the importance of mother’s health and her nutrition level for proper development of children. 

Shri Gehlot was addressing an event while inaugurating Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana through a video conference on the occasion of birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. The main objective of the scheme is to provide proper nutrition to pregnant mothers and children.

‘इंदिरा गांधी मातृत्व पोषण’ योजना की शुरूआत महिला सशक्तीकरण की दिशा में राजस्थान सरकार द्वारा उठाया गया एक अहम कदम है। स्वस्थ एवं पोषित बच्चे देश का भविष्य हैं। गर्भवती महिला को उचित पोषण मिलेगा तो बच्चा भी स्वस्थ पैदा होगा।

Installments / Amount in Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana

There would be 5 stages for the assistance amount distribution under Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 2021 in Rajasthan:-

  • First installment of Rs. 1000 – Pregnancy, Screening and Registration
  • Second installment of 1000 rupees – Check at least two
  • Third installment of 1000 rupees – On institutional delivery
  • Fourth installment 2000 rupees – On all regular vaccines up to 105 days after childbirth
  • Fifth installment of 1000 rupees – On adopting the means of family planning within 3 months of the birth of the second child.

Assistance amount will be provided to the pregnant women beneficiaries in the 4 districts at the time of second child born on 1 November 2020.

How to Apply Online for Rajasthan Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme

Just like other maternity benefit schemes such as PM Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the state govt. may invite online application forms for the scheme. The Rajasthan govt. may invite Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana registration forms at the official website rajasthan.gov.in or at a new dedicated portal. The apply online process has not been started yet. As soon as the Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme online application form filling process starts, we will update it here.

List of Documents for Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme

As per the official information, the pregnant woman and her children will get help in four districts in Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara and Pratapgarh. The help under Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme is being provided to the pregnant woman and her child for adequate nutrition. For this, purpose applicants will have to show the following documents:-

  • Aadhaar card
  • Other ID related documents like Ration Card, Voter ID
  • Photo copy of bank account or Post office account passbook
  • 4 Recent Passport Size Photographs

In addition to this, financial assistance can also be obtained by showing health card issued from PHC or government hospital.

Phase 1 of Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme Rajasthan

Chief Minister Launches Scheme in Four TSP Districts. Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana Will Promote Proper Nourishment of Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers & Children. The Rajasthan Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme Phase 1 has been launched in 4 tribal dominated (most backward) districts whose name are as follows:-

  1. Udaipur
  2. Dungarpur
  3. Banswara
  4. Pratapgarh

These 4 districts have been selected on the basis of ranking of maternal and child nutrition indicators. Later, it will be implemented in a phased manner across the state.

इस योजना की घोषणा इस वर्ष के राज्य बजट में की गई थी। फिलहाल यह योजना मातृ एवं शिशु पोषण संकेतकों पर बनी रैंकिंग के आधार पर प्रदेश के चार अत्यधिक पिछड़े टीएसपी जिलों उदयपुर, बांसवाड़ा, डूंगरपुर, प्रतापगढ़ में शुरू की गई है।राज्य सरकार इसे चरणबद्ध रूप से पूरे प्रदेश में लागू करेगी।

Beneficiaries of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana

More than 77,000 women would be benefited from the Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme in the state. Rajasthan govt. will spend an amount of Rs. 43 crore per annum for the successful implementation of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana. CM Ashok Gehlot has termed the scheme as historic on his birthday in the name of former PM Indira Gandhi. This scheme is an important step of Rajasthan government in the direction of women empowerment.

Funding will be done by the State Mineral Foundation Trust under the department of mines and geology. On the inauguration of the scheme, 2,000 beneficiaries of the four districts were given checks of Rs 1,000 as the first installment.

राष्ट्रीय खाद्य सुरक्षा अधिनियम, 2013 के प्रावधानों की अनुपालना में जिस भावना के साथ राज्य सरकार ने द्वितीय प्रसव के समय महिलाओं के लिए यह योजना शुरू की है उसे ध्यान में रखते हुए परिवार के लोग गर्भवती एवं धात्री महिला तथा बच्चे के पोषण का पूरा ख्याल रखें।

Features & Highlights of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana

Here are the important features and highlights of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana:-

Name of Scheme in EnglishIndira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme
Name of Scheme in Hindiइंदिरा गांधी मातृत्व पोषण योजना
Major BeneficiariesPregnant women and lactating mothers
Assistance AmountRs. 6,000
Number of women beneficiaries77,000
Apply Online ProcessTo Start Soon
Annual ExpenditureRs. 43 crore
Districts Name for ImplementationUdaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Pratapgarh
Installments to be Given in5 Stages on the birth of the second child
Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme Features

Women Empowerment by Indira Gandhi Maternity Nutrition Scheme 

The CM called it a historic occasion and extended good wishes to the Woman and Child Development Department for the same. He said that the state government started this scheme in compliance with the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 for the women having second delivery. 

Family members of the women should take complete care of the pregnant and lactating women and children with the same intent. Presently, it has been started in four most backward TSP districts of the state i.e. Udaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur and Pratapgarh, based on the rankings of Mother & Child Nutrition indicators. 

CM Ashok Gehlot said that the state government will implement this scheme in the whole of Rajasthan including Saharia-dominated Baran district. Shri Gehlot said that he would demand Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to implement this scheme in the entire country on the lines of Rajasthan by writing a letter. He thanked UPA chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi for suggesting this scheme and said that the food security in the country was ensured through a law during the UPA regime.

Nutrition Levels to be Improved 

There was a provision in the NFSA to make a scheme to improve nutrition levels of the pregnant women and lactating mothers and children. The departments of Medical & Health and Mines & Geology will work with the department of Woman & Child Development for this scheme. More than 77 Thousand women will be benefitted every year. There will be an annual expenditure of Rs. 43 crore for this scheme and it will be funded by the State Mineral Foundation Trust under Mines & Geology department. 

Logo / Poster / Brochure of Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana Launched 

Shri Gehlot also released the logo, poster and brochure of the scheme. On the occasion of its launch, two beneficiaries each from the four districts were given cheques of Rs. 1000 each as the first instalment of this scheme. Mines and Gopalan Minister Shri Pramod Jain Bhaya said that the scheme is a big historic step towards women empowerment. Beneficiary Women Will Get Rs 6000 In Five Phases. 

Woman & Child Development Minister Smt. Mamta Bhupesh said that the objective of the Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana was to improve the nutrition level of pregnant women and lactating mothers and children upto the age of 3 years. On birth of the second child, the beneficiary woman will be given Rs. 6000 directly in her bank account in five instalments. 

First instalment of Rs. 1000 will be given after the pregnancy test and registration; second instalment of Rs. 1000 after completion of minimum two ante-natal check-ups. Third instalment of Rs. 1000 on institutional delivery; fourth instalment of Rs. 2000 after getting all the regular vaccines administered to the newborn within 105 days of birth and after the birth registration of the child. The fifth and last instalment of Rs. 1000 will be given on the couple adopting a means of family planning within three months after birth. This way, this scheme would also encourage family planning. 

Cut Off Date for Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana

She said that pregnant women will get benefits under this scheme if the second child was born on November 1, 2020 or thereafter. At present, the entire amount on this scheme is being spent by the state government. Secretary Woman & Child Development Shri Krishnakant Pathak said that this scheme will be implemented through Anganwadi Centres. ANMs and ASHA Sahayoginis of the health department would be in regular trough with the beneficiary women for proper nutrition and care of their children. 

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and IP Global will help the state government for implementation of this scheme. Chief Secretary Shri Niranjan Arya, Principal Secretary Mines & Geology Shri Ajitabh Sharma, Secretary Health Shri Siddharth Mahajan, Director ICDS Smt. Pratibha Singh, IP Global Director Shri Raghvesh Ranjan, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation Manager Shri Hemang Shah and senior officers of various departments were present during the scheme launch programme. The beneficiary women and officers of different departments joined the event through video conference.

For more details, visit the official link - https://cmo.rajasthan.gov.in/cmoadmin/Program/Pdf/c9f8f053c401444a8a485e0440b24554_CH-19-11-2020.pdf

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