Odisha: Janani Suraksha Yojana 2,67,259 mothers are the beneficiaries this year
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Odisha: Janani Suraksha Yojana 2,67,259 mothers are the beneficiaries this year
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: In 2013-14, ( upto September) 2,67,259 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in Janani Surakshya Yojana through out the State. 
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. JSY was implemented in Orissa in June 2006. Both the women and the ASHAs are given cash assistance for ensuring a safe institutional delivery. 
This scheme is presently implemented in all government facilities and accredited private institutions. Only those institutions which have been duly accredited by the district authorities will come within the purview of JSY under NRHM. A pregnant woman choosing to deliver in an accredited private health institution will have to produce a genuine BPL or SC/ST certificate in order to access JSY benefits. 
JSY integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery Care. Each beneficiary registered under this Yojana should have a JSY card along with a MCP card. 
All mothers irrespective of age, birth order, or income group (BPL & APL) will get financial assistance in one go at the time of delivery in any govt. institutions. And ASHA will get the incentive for promoting the same. In case of home delivery the benefit will be given only of BPL cases. 
In rural area, mother’s package is Rs. 1400 and Asha package is Rs. 600 per delivery. Asha package has been further categorised into antenatal component and facilitating institutional delivery. Out of this Asha package of Rs. 600, Rs. 300 is for antenatal component and Rs. 300 is for facilitating institutional delivery. 
In urban area, mother’s package is Rs. 1000 and Asha package is Rs. 400 per delivery. Out of this Asha package of Rs. 400, Rs. 200 is for antenatal component and Rs. 200 is for facilitating institutional delivery. For home delivery, mother’s (she must belong to BPL) package is Rs. 500. The payment to the JSY beneficiary will be made either by Account Payee cheque or by Direct Bank Transfer only. No cash payment or bearer cheque payment is allowed at present. 
It may be mentioned here that, 26,407 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY throughout the State in 2005-06. 2,27,204 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY throughout the State in 2006-07. In 2007-08, 4,90,657 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY. 5,06,879 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY in 2008-09. 5,87,158 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in 2009-10. In 2010-11, 5,33,372 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY. In 2011-12, 6,34,466 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY. In 2012-13 5,47,648 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY. In 2013-14, ( up to sept) 2,67,259 no. of beneficiaries have received payment in JSY. 
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