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The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a centrally sponsored Scheme. The objective of this scheme is to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women.
It is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). Janani Suraksha Yojana was launched in April 2005 by modifying the National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS).
The scheme is under implementation in all states and Union Territories, with a special focus on the Low Performing States (LPS). In High Performing States (HPS), where the levels of institutional delivery are satisfactory, Pregnant women from BPL/SC/ST households only are entitled to JSY benefit.
The scheme provides performance-based incentives to women health volunteers known as ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) for promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women. There is no bar on the age of mother, a number of children or type of institution like a government or accredited private health facility.
A new study brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care.
JSY (Janani Suraksha Yojana) scheme reduced the differences ...