Thursday, March 14, 2013

Financial assistance to pregnant and lactating women

by Haryananewswire
Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) to provide  financial assistance to pregnant and lactating women in Haryana is being implemented   for their health and nutritional improvement.
          While stating this today Director General, Women and Child Development Department, Mrs Sumita Misra said that initially, this Centrally sponsored  scheme  would be launched on pilot basis in Panchkula district of the State.
          She said that under this  scheme, pregnant and lactating mothers would be provided financial assistance of Rs. 4000 for their health and nutrition improvement in three installments. The first installment of Rs. 1500 is given on second trimester of pregnancy that is on completion of six months of pregnancy, second installment of Rs. 1500 at the end of three months of delivery and third installment of Rs. 1000 is given to nursing mothers when the infant completes six months of age, she added.
          She said that an awareness generation camp regarding registration of beneficiaries, condition of three installments given to the beneficiaries, maintenance of records by Anganwadi Workers(AWW) and role of AWWs and Helpers for implementation of this scheme would be organized. She said that the AWWs, Supervisors and Child Development Project Officer of Barwala and Raipur Rani block would be imparted training at circle Head Quarter from April 1 to 3, 2013 and April 4 or 5, 2013 respectively. She said that the training would be imparted by State Coordinator and State Programme Assistant of the Directorate of Women and Child Development Department working under IGMSY Scheme.

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