Under nutrition continues to adversely affect a majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a low birth-weight baby. When poor nutrition starts in-utero, it extends throughout the life cycle, particularly in women. Owing to economic and social distress many women continue to work to earn a living for their family right up to the last


days of their pregnancy. Furthermore, they resume working soon after childbirth, even though their bodies might not permit it, thus preventing their bodies from fully recovering on one hand, and also impeding their ability to exclusively breastfeed their young infant in the first six months. Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) was launched in 2005 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It provides a differential one-time cash incentive to pregnant women for institutional/home births through skilled assistance. JSY however, does not address the issues regarding a woman’s socio-economic compulsions to work right up to the last stage of pregnancy and resuming work soon after childbirth. Hence, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) formulated a new Scheme for pregnant and lactating mothers called Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).


IGMSY, a Conditional Maternity Benefit (CBM) scheme, is under implementation in the state of J&K since 2011-12. Two districts of J&K, that is, Kathua and Anantnag were nominated by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, based on certain norms, for implementation of IGMSY on a pilot basis. In these two districts, the scheme is being implemented in 18 ICDS projects through 3749 sanctioned Anganwadi centres.


Under the scheme Rs 6000 is given to pregnant and lactating women in two equal installments of Rs 3000 – the first installment during the second trimester of pregnancy and second after six months of delivery

During 2014-15, 17659 beneficiaries received 1st installment, 19057 beneficiaries received 2nd Installment and 16076 beneficiaries received 3rd installment besides, 16195 beneficiaries received all the installments due to them under IGMSY. However, the total coverage in 2014-15 was 52791 beneficiaries. Counselling session was organised for pregnant and lactating women as part of VHND in 3148 Anganwadi centres

During the year 2015-16 an amount of Rs 382.11008 lakhs, were provided to this office during under IGMSY, against which an amount Rs 379.51706 lakhs were expended.

During the year 2015-16, 6585 Beneficiaries received 1st installment, 5201 beneficiaries received 2nd installment while as 1193 beneficiaries received 3rd installment. Besides 4959 beneficiaries received all due installments in the current year.  Monthly counselling session in 13130 AWCs for Pregnant and Lactating mothers was organised under the scheme.

34184 beneficiaries, comprising 15816 pregnant women and 18368 lactating mothers have been identified and are targeted to benefit under the scheme during 2016-17. These beneficiaries include 3460 SC beneficiaries, 3379 ST beneficiaries and 27345 beneficiaries from other general categories.


The objectives of this scheme are:

To promote appropriate practice, care and institutional service utilisation during pregnancy, safe delivery and lactation

To encouraging the women to follow (optimal) nutrition and Young Child feeding practices, including early and Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months; and

To providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and lactating mothers in order to contribute to better enabling environment



Pregnant Women & Lactating women of 19 years of age and above for their first 2 live births.

Women have to register pregnancy at the Anganwadi centre (AWC) within four months of conception

Women have to register the birth


How to apply

Contact to any of the followings:

Contact to Deputy Director/ District Programme Officer-in-charge of the ICDS Cell Or

Contact to Anganwadi worker or Anganwadi centre (AWC)



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