Report by Ananta Prasad; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today extended the Mamata Scheme mothers to urban areas. This was announced by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.
It should be noted that the Mamata Scheme is meant for pregnant and nursing mothers in ruralo areas. It was in September 2011, it had now been extended to cover the poor pregnant women and nursing mothers in urban pockets. CM Patnaik said that the implementation of the scheme will benefit mothers especially the pregnant mothers working as daily wage labourers in the urban localities.
Under the scheme, pregnant women and lactating mothers about 19 years of age would be provided with financial assistance of Rs 5000 in four instalments. Women undergoing more than six months of pregnancy who have been immunized and have registered their names in the anganwadi centres would be provided with Rs 1500 in the first installment.
They will receive the second installment amount of Rs1500 after three months of delivery if they have registered their child's name taken adequate care of the child with immunisation. Basing on the food, care and immunisation of the child after it attains 6 month, the Government will provide Rs1000 as the third installment while the same amount would be given after the child attains 9 month on the basis of its health and immunisation. The assistance would be provided to the women during their first and second pregnancy.