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Govt transfers over Rs 16 bn to 4.8 mn eligible mothers under PMMVY scheme

The programme provides a cash incentive of Rs 5,000 in three installments to pregnant women and lactating mothers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi | PTI photo

The government has transferred over Rs 16 billion to eligible mothers under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana through till Friday, Centre for Digital (CDFI) that uses technology for said.

"Rs 16,04,66,63,000 transferred through to 4.8 million women," CDFI said.

The non-profit organisation CDFI conceptualised, designed and implemented the PMMVY-CAS (Common Application Software) System through which disbursements were made.

The programme, which became applicable from January 1, 2017, provides a cash incentive of Rs 5,000 in three installments to pregnant women and lactating mothers for the first child through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT).

(This story has been updated for a correction in the number of women who got )

First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 17:50 IST
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