Government schemes for pregnant ladies in India [2024]

Pregnancy is not easy to tackle and pregnant women often face a lot of issues including monetary crises. To help women, there are several schemes and benefits which the government brings to the pregnant ladies. In all, currently, Indian states together have four schemes which are built to help the pregnant women of India. Find out more about these schemes and also what they have to offer to the people.

Five government schemes for pregnant ladies

Here is everything about these schemes and include;

1. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

The scheme began in 2010 and has almost at the service of Indian women for the last 13 years. Initially, the scheme was known as the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) and its name was later changed in 2016 to Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).

The scheme offers the following benefits to pregnant women.

  • The scheme partially compensates any kind of wage loss while they are taking off during pregnancy. It is to provide them adequate rest before and after the delivery of their first live born.
  • The cash incentives aim to improve their health needs.

The total amount paid by the government during this period is Rs.5000 paid to them in three installments.

2. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme

Under the Dr. Muthulakshmi maternity scheme, women can get up to Rs.18000 benefits for their first two pregnancies from the government. It also comes with an Amma maternity nutrition kit and is initiated to provide iron, tonics, and other nutritional supplements to pregnant women native to Tamil Nadu.

There will be two nutrition kits that would be given to women and the cash would be dispensed in 5 instalments. 

  • The first installment is given after 12 weeks- Rs. 2000.
  • For the second installment after 3 months with the nutrition kit mothers get Rs. 2000.
  • The third one is given after 4 months- Rs.2000.
  • The next installment is with the second nutrition kit- Rs.2000.
  • One installment comes after the woman delivers- Rs.4000.
  • The next installment is given after completion of the 3 doses of OPV/Rota/Penta vaccines and two doses of IPV- Rs.4000.
  • Women get the last installment after completing the rubella measles vaccination in the 9th and the 12th month- Rs.2000.

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3. Mathrushree Scheme

This scheme applies to women in the state of Karnataka. Each woman who gets into the scheme will get Rs. 6000 from the Karnataka government during this period. Every month Rs.1000 is sent to the Aadhar card-linked bank account directly for 6 months. It will begin in the seventh month of pregnancy and will end only in the third month after the baby is born. The amount given is for BPL cardholders.

The scheme is given only to the citizens of Karnataka who can show their Aadhar card, BPL card, and pregnancy reports and also provide their bank accounts linked to their Aadhar cards.

4. KCR Kit and Amma Odi Scheme

Telangana also has initiated a scheme called the KCR Kit and Amma Odi scheme. Under this scheme, every mother can expect to get Rs. 12000 for the birth of a male child and Rs. 13000 for the birth of a female child.

It also provides free ambulance transportation for conducting regular checkups and tests of pregnant women. 

What will you get as part of the KCR kit?

  • Mosquito net worth Rs. 350
  • Baby mask cap worth Rs. 90
  • Dress worth Rs.200
  • Two towels for Rs. 100
  • Baby napkins for Rs. 100
  • Baby shampoo worth Rs. 85
  • Baby oil for Rs. 200
  • Soap for the baby worth Rs. 90
  • Plastic bucket for Rs.50
  • The mother will get two saris worth Rs. 350.

The money is given in the following schedule.

  • Rs. 3000 is given somewhere between 5-6 months after pregnancy.
  • Rs. 5000 for a female child and Rs.4000 for a male child after 9 months.
  • Rs. 2000 after the child receives at least 2 doses of the vaccine.
  • Rs. 3000 as the last instalment in the 18th month which means when the child is at least 8 months old.

5. Janani Suraksha Yojana

Under this scheme, families will get Rs. 6000 for delivery provided the delivery is done at either a government hospital or healthcare facilities or any government-licensed hospitals run privately. The scheme amount won’t be paid for any other kind of hospital. It is either money or interest-based and is available to only low-income households. ASHA employees are delegated with this work.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Will the money come to the families from this scheme?

No, only the women will be entitled to get the money and it will be directly send to the woman’s bank account linked with their respective Aadhar numbers.

Do these schemes have an online application process?

Few of these government schemes are available online and thereby their applications can be filled directly online. But, not all schemes are available online and some will require office visits where only delegated people can help you with the application process.


Anyone who is in these three states of India can avail of these handsome benefits rendered by the state government. All the other states would have to depend on the the government schemes run under the several schemes sponsored under the banner of our current prime minister.

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