Mahatari Jatan Yojana (MJY)

Mahatari Jatan Yojana is the very recent scheme of Chhattisgarh Government to improve the health of pregnant women in the state. Recently Chhattisgarh saw some devastating results of having very poor health and medical facilities in the case where near about 15-20 women died and more than 50 were hospitalized after the sterilization operation went wrong due to wrong drug. To avoid any such further incidence where people suffer due to bad conditions and poverty Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh launched the scheme Mahatari Jatan Yojana on May 2nd 2016 at Ambikapur. Under the scheme near about 2.5 lakhs pregnant women will get 250 grams of hot cooked food at all anganwadi centers across the state. The breakdown of the food is like 130 grams of rice, 30 gram of mix dal, 10 grams soya oil, 80 gram vegetables to each beneficiary which will give 662.9 kilo calories additionally beneficiary will get 600 gram of ready to eat packet for six days. In this way Chhattisgarh govt. is targeting the all new ways to improve health conditions in the state.

Benefits of Mahatari Jatan Yojana:

  • Better health: The scheme ensures the better health of the pregnant women and indirectly healthy child which leads to better tomorrow
  • Free food: Families which cannot afford the nutrition for the pregnant women will now get the food for free
  • Maximum coverage: The scheme will cover as many as 2.5 lakhs pregnant women in the state
  • Excellent tracking: Since the scheme launched is latest and all governments are getting advanced there is excellent tracking of the scheme performance which reduces the chances of corruption

Eligibility for Mahatari Jatan Yojana:

  1. Pregnant women, Lactating mothers
  2. Women must be from BPL family
  3. Must be a resident of Chhattisgarh state

Documents Required:

  1. Proof of residence (Electricity bill, Water connection bill, Gas connection bill, Ration card, Aadhar card, Voter card, Driving license)
  2. Aadhar card
  3. Ration card
  4. Medical reports
  5. BPL card

Application form:

Women willing to get the benefit of the scheme need to visit nearest anganwadi center, and further all procedures are directed by them.

Whom to contact where to contact for more information about the scheme:

  1. Anganwadi Centers
  2. Hospitals
  3. Gram Panchayat
  4. Ministry of Women and Child Development

References and Details:

For more details about the scheme kindly visit the following link of other sources


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