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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana IGMSY

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) by Ministry of Women and Child Development. The scheme aims to contribute to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers. Information about scheme guidelines, notifications, sanction of grants, etc. is given. Users can access IGMSY web based application for direct cash transfer.



The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) is a maternity benefit scheme launched by the erstwhile UPA government under Manmohan Singh in 2010. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and offers cash benefits to pregnant and lactating women who are 19 years or above in age. The benefits of the scheme are limited to the first 2 live births only.

Indira gandhi Matrutv Sahay Yojna scheme offers partial wage compensation to the target women so as to help them financially in times of childbirth and childcare. The scheme will help in offering safe delivery conditions as well as good feeding and nutrition practices.





There are three main objectives of the scheme:


  •     Cash incentives to to-be mothers and new mothers so that they have access to better nutrition and health standards.
  •     Encourage women to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months and practice best feeding and nutrition standards.
  •     Promoting better care and service utilization in times of pregnancy, delivery and lactation.


The Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog (IGMSY) is a government of India’s flagship programme that was introduced under the Ministry of Women and Child development in 2010. It is a cash transfer scheme which is conditional and targets lactating and pregnant women of age 19 years and older having 2 children. The goal is to compensate them partly for the wage loss suffered by them during childcare and childbirth and also provide them good nutrition, feeding practices and safe delivery conditions. In 53 selected districts, the scheme was implemented on pilot basis. The beneficiaries of this scheme in 2011-12 were 2.05 lakhs and 3.76 lakhs during 2012-13.

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