PM Narendra Modi Announces Maternity Benefit Of Rs. 6,000 Fo
As parts of efforts to bring down the maternal mortality rate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a scheme to provide pregnant women financial aid of Rs. 6,000.

"The scheme will be applicable across the over 650 districts of the country. Under this scheme a pregnant woman will be provided with Rs. 6,000 for covering hospital admission, vaccination and nutritional food," PM Narendra Modi said in his special address to the nation on New Year's Eve.

"The money will be directly transferred to pregnant women bank accounts," PM Modi said, adding that it "will greatly help in bringing down maternal mortality rate".

Currently, the scheme is being implemented on a pilot basis in 53 districts with the benefit amount being Rs. 4,000....