Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM).The scheme is under implementation in all states and Union Territories (UTs), with a special focus on Low Performing States (LPS). The Janani Suraksha Yojana was launched in April 2005 by modifying the National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS).
Overview of Janani Suraksha Yojana
|Name||Janani Suraksha Yojana|
|Also known as||JSY|
|Launch year||12 April 2005|
|Launch by||Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
Objective of Janani Suraksha Yojana
The scheme focuses on poor pregnant women with a special dispensation for states that have low institutional delivery rates, namely, the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Orissa, and Jammu and Kashmir.
While these states have been named Low Performing States (LPS), the remaining states have been named High Performing states (HPS).
How to apply for Janani Suraksha Yojana
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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Question- Who is eligible for Janani Suraksha Yojana?
Answer- The JSY would be a 100% centrally sponsored scheme. To reduce the overall maternal mortality ratio and infant mortality rate, and To increase institutional deliveries in BPL families. All pregnant women belong to the below poverty line (BPL) households and Of the age of 19 years or above Up to two live births.