Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik doubled the financial assistance provided under the Mamata scheme from existing Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000, today. The beneficiaries in the State will get the assistance amount at an increased rate in two phases with retrospective effect from August 2023.
Beneficiaries will get assistance in two phases Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000, respectively. Besides, the arrear amount will be remitted to each beneficiary between February 20 and February 25.
Expectant mothers are paid financial assistance in two phases. The eligible beneficiaries will now get the financial assistance at an increased rate. The ambitious scheme was earlier launched to prevent child as well as maternal mortality rates. It was targeted also to reduce the cases of malnutrition.
Mamata yojana, which was launched in 2011, is being considered a model at the national level.
As per the provision, the first phase of financial assistance will be paid six months after conception and the second phase will be paid when a child attains the age of ten months. All women above 19 years of age are eligible for financial assistance for their two living children, an official source said.