On February 03, 2020, Madhya Pradesh (MP) state won the 1st position for its implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Union Minister of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) Smt Smriti Zubin Irani presented the award to MP where the award was received by Madhya Pradesh’s MoWCD Imarti Devi and Principal Secretary Anupam Rajan. Indore (Madhya Pradesh) has also won 1st place for better performance in PMMVY. States and UTs awarded in New Delhi:
i.MoWCD and Minister of Textiles(MoT) Smriti Irani gave PMMVY awards to best performing states and Union Territories(UT) at a function in New Delhi.
ii.Best performers >1 crore population: Among states/UTs having more than 1 crore population, Madhya Pradesh (MP) was ranked 1st for best performance since inception of the scheme. MP was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Haryana in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
iii.Best performers <1 crore population: Among states/UTs having less than 1 crore population, Dadra & Nagar Haveli ranked 1st. It was followed by Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
District level awards:
i.More than 1 crore population: Indore (Madhya Pradesh) was ranked 1st in the District level awards for States/ UTs with a population of more than 1 crore. Indore was followed by Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) and South Salmara Mankachar(Assam) in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
ii.Less than 1 crore population: Serchhip (Mizoram) was ranked 1st among the districts of States/ UTs having population of less than 1 crore. It was followed by Unain (Himachal Pradesh) and Puducherry in the 2nd and 3rd position.
|Rank||State/UT with >1 crore population||State/UT with < 1 crore population||District with >1 crore population||Districts with <1 crore population|
|1||Madhya Pradesh||Dadra & Nagar Haveli.||Indore (Madhya Pradesh)||Serchhip (Mizoram)|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||Himachal Pradesh||Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)||Unain (Himachal Pradesh)|
|3||Haryana||Chandigarh||South Salmara Mankachar(Assam)||Puducherry|
Matru Vandana Saptah (MVS):
The second category of awards was announced for performance by States/ UTs during the Matru Vandana Saptah (MVS) held from 2nd to 8th December 2019. The objective of MVS was to increase implementation of the PMMVY and create a healthy competition amongst States/ UTs.
- The theme of the Saptah was “towards building a healthy nation – Surakshit Janani, ViksitDharini”.
> 1 crore population: Among the States/ UTs having more than 1 crore population, Andhra Pradesh was ranked 1st and was followed by Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
<1 crore population: Among the States/ UTs having less than 1 crore population, Dadra & Nagar Haveli ranked first, and was followed by Sikkim and Manipur in the second and 3rd place respectively.
Beneficiaries: Around 1.28 crore beneficiaries received DBT amounting to a total of Rs. 5280 crore. During the MVS from 2nd-8th December 2019, 2.78 lakh applications were received on a single day. The efficiency of programme implementation also improved to 90% in 2019 from 38% in 2018.
- WCD aims to achieve 100% target in 2020.
Other releases: A booklet on FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions) and a report on MatruVandanaSaptah- 2019 were released by the Minister during the function.
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana:
i.Aim: The aim of the scheme is to provide incentives of Rs. 5,000 for the loss of wages of working women while ensuring proper rest and nutrition during pregnancy or after delivery of the first living child. The incentive will be sent to the bank account directly through Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT).
ii.Cash incentive: The incentive of Rs 5000 is given in 3 installments.
- The first installment is Rs 1000 and will be given on early registration of pregnancy at the Anganwadi Centre (AWC) / approved Health facility.
- The second installment is Rs 2000 which will be given after 6 months of pregnancy on receiving at least one ante-natal check-up (ANC).
- The third and final installment is Rs. 2000 which will be given after child birth is registered.
iii.Beneficiaries in MP: More than 14 lakh 55 thousand beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh have been registered under the scheme where 13.40Lakh women have been given the 1st installment amount, 2nd installment to around 12 lakh beneficiaries and 3rd installment to around 8.80 lakh beneficiaries.
About Ministry of Women and Child Development:
Founded- 30 January 2006.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Union Minister- Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani (Constituency- Amethi, Uttar Pradesh).
Minister of State(MoS)- Debasree Chaudhuri (Constituency- Raiganj, West Bengal).