Janani Suraksha Yojana

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Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)
जननी सुरक्षा योजना
Country India
Prime Minister(s) Manmohan Singh
Launched 12 April 2005; 13 years ago (2005-04-12)

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) (Hindi: जननी सुरक्षा योजना, lit. 'Mother Security Scheme') is an Indian Government scheme proposed by the Government of India. It was launched on 12 April 2005 by the Prime Minister of India on the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi.[1] It aims to decrease the neo-natal and maternal deaths happening in the country by promoting institutional delivery of babies. This is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).[2]

It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. The success of the scheme would be determined by the increase in institutional delivery among the poor families.[3]


  1. ^ Janani Suraksha Yojana - NRHM | Government of Maharashtra
  2. ^ "National Health Mission, Government of India". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  3. ^ Janani Suraksha Yojana| Features & Frequently Asked Questions & Answers