Thursday, May 3, 2012

1.88 Lakh Beneficiaries in 52 Districts Covered under Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

A total of 1.88 lakhs beneficiaries, including Pregnant and Lactating women and their young infants, have been covered under the Indira Gandhi Matritva SahyogYojana (IGMSY) so far. Moreover, Rs. 411.78 crore has been released to States/UTs during 2010-11 and 2011-12.
The IGMSY is a centrally sponsored conditional maternity benefit scheme which is operational since October 2010 in 52 districts of all States/UTs across the country on pilot basis to improve the health and nutrition status of Pregnant and Lactating women and their young infants.
The state-wise number of districts where the scheme is operational is as below-




S. N.
States/UTs
No of districts covered



1
Andhra Pradesh
2

2
Arunachal Pradesh
1

3
Assam
2

4
Bihar
2

5
Chattisgarh
2

6
Goa
1

7
Gujarat
2

8
Haryana
1

9
Himachal Pradesh
1

10
Jammu & Kashmir
2

11
Jharkhand
2

12
Karnataka
2

13
Kerala
1

14
Madhya Pradesh
2

15
Maharashtra
2

16
Manipur
1

17
Meghalaya
1

18
Mizoram
1

19
Nagaland
1

20
Orissa
2

21
Punjab
2

22
Rajasthan
2

23
Sikkim
1

24
Tamil Nadu
2

25
Tripura
1

26
Uttar Pradesh
2

27
Uttaranchal
1

28
West Bengal
2

   29
Andaman & Nicobar
1

30
Chandigarh
1

31
Daman & Diu
1

32
D & NH
1

33
Delhi
2

34
Lakshdweep
1

35
Pondicherry
1


Total
52


IGMSY is being implemented through State Governments/UT administrations using the platform of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). The Scheme has completed one year of its implementation and preparatory work such as tie up with the Banks/Post offices for cash transfer to the beneficiaries, opening of banks/post office accounts for the beneficiaries, training of ICDS functionaries etc., have already been completed in most of the states. As many as 41 districts have done the initial work of the implementation of the scheme.