The Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur has bagged the third position for exemplary performance in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana(PMMVY) scheme during Matru Vandana Saptah. Manipur has been selected for the award in the category of States/UTs having a population of less than one crore. Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Sikkim bagged the first and second positions respectively under this category.
Director, Social Welfare, Manipur, Shri Ng. Uttam Singh and Deputy Secretary, Social Welfare, Manipur, Dr. Sonia Oinam received the award from Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Smriti Irani at an award function held today in New Delhi.
Union Minister, Smt Irani appreciated improvement in enrolment from 29% to 71% during the last one year under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana during the Matru Vandana Saptah.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen lauds the Department for this feat and expressed that it was the concerted efforts of all concerned officials, officers, and line departments that such laurels are achieved for Manipur. She encouraged all to continue striving hard for the welfare of our state through the various schemes and programs implemented by the Government.
Minister SmtNemcha on behalf of the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur also extended gratitude to all the District Commissioners, Health Department, Banks, India Post Office, DPO, CDPOs, Supervisors, Anganwadi Workers, Helpers for their active participation.
In Manipur, a total number of 30,481 beneficiaries have been enrolled since the start of this scheme. Special enrolment help desk was opened during Matru Vandana Saptah in all Government hospitals, CHCs, PHCs, Sub-centres and private hospitals for facilitating on spot registration for eligible beneficiaries under PMMVY.
The Matru Vandana Saptah is a week-long maternity benefit program which was taken up under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) from 2nd to 8th December 2019 to intensify the implementation of the scheme; create a healthy competition among State/UTs, and felicitate States/UTs and Districts for exemplary performance in implementation of PMMVY since its inception and during Matru Vandana Saptah. In Manipur, the Matru Vandana Saptah was observed till 16th December 2019 as advised by the Chief Minister, Shri N. Biren Singh in public interest.
It may be mentioned that the main objective of the PMMVY scheme is to provide incentives of five thousand rupees to pregnant women and lactating mothers for the first living child of the family in three installments for the loss of wages of working women and to ensure their proper rest and nutrition during pregnancy. The payment of the incentive amount is deposited directly into the bank account.