RajPusht supports the Government of Rajasthan in implementing Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana (IGMPY), a conditional cash transfer and Social and Behaviour Change Communication scheme for pregnant and lactating women in the five most vulnerable districts of Rajasthan.
Under IGMPY, second-time mothers receive cash transfers of ₹6,000 in five instalments on the fulfilment of certain conditions, such as registration of pregnancy, ante-natal checkups and institutional delivery. These promote healthcare-seeking behaviours, thereby ensuring that mothers and children receive adequate care.
The National Food Security Act 2013 mandates cash transfers of ₹6,000 for all pregnant and lactating women. In 2017, the Government of India implemented the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, a cash transfer scheme that provides ₹5,000 to first-time mothers across India in three instalments.
Rajasthan has taken a step towards fulfilling the National Food Security Act’s mandate as IGMPY extends cash transfers to second-time mothers and provides the amount stipulated in the Act.
IGMPY has a paperless enrollment process for eligible women. Expecting mothers are identified through the State's Health Information System when they avail of pregnancy and child care services from the Anganwadis or Health Sub-centres. On successfully fulfilling the scheme’s compliance conditions, the cash benefit is transferred directly to women’s bank accounts linked to their state-issued identity cards.
Three distinct departments of the Goverment of Rajasthan work together to deliver IGMPY. It is a scheme implemented by the Department of Women & Child Development, using the systems of the Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare. The Department of Mines & Geology provides funding support.
At the community level, the Anganwadi Workers, ASHA Sahyoginis and Auxilliary Nurse & Midwives collaborate closely for improved counselling to expecting and new mothers.