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Janani Suraksha Yojana- safe motherhood programme

Port Blair ,

    Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. The Yojana, launched on 12th April, 2005 is being implemented in all States and UTs. Janani Suraksha Yojana has contributed in increasing the institutional deliveries in the public health facilities.
 JSY is a centrally sponsored scheme, which integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. The Yojana has identified Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) as an effective link between the Government and pregnant women. The eligibility criteria available only to BPL/SC/ST women regardless of age and number of children for delivery in Government /private accredited health facilities are as follows: