To reduce over all maternal mortality ratio and infant mortality rate,
To increase institutional deliveries in BPL families.
§ The JSY is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme.
§ Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) under the overall umbrella of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is being proposed by way of modifying the existing National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS). While NMBS is linked to provision of better diet for pregnant women from BPL families, JSY integrates the cash assistance with antenatal care during the pregnancy period, institutional care during delivery and immediate post-partum period in a health centre by establishing a system of coordinated care by field level health worker.
All pregnant women belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) households and