Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is the Government of India's direct benefit transfer scheme for first-time mothers. Under PMMVY, pregnant and lactating women receive Rs 5,000 in three instalments on fulfilling conditions that promote healthcare-seeking behaviour, such as early registration of pregnancy, antenatal care and child immunisation.
The scheme seeks to provide partial compensation for the wage loss a mother has to face to take rest before and after the child's delivery.
January 2018 – January 2020
June 2020 onwards