the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) launched in 2017.
Nearly 50 lakh women have benefited since its launch, providing maternity benefits of Rs 5,000 in installments. Under the scheme, 49,58,172 pregnant and lactating mother have been provided the money in three installments during the period of pregnancy and lactation for the first living child.
The eligible beneficiaries also receive cash incentive as per the approved norms towards maternity benefit under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), administered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare after institutional delivery so that on an average, a woman gets Rs 6,000.
Most of the beneficiaries are from Uttar Pradesh, with 8,19,893 women, followed by Andhra Pradesh, with 4,10,134 beneficiaries.Tamil Nadu, with just 129 beneficiaries, is at the bottom of the list. Odisha and Telangana are implementing their state-specific maternity benefit scheme and are yet to roll out PMMVY