Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM) since 2005. It is being implemented since April 2005 with the objective of reducing out of- pocket expenses during delivery and reducing maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women.

Government Orders obtained: G.O. (2D.) No.18, H&FW (EAP.II.1) Dept. Dated: 24.02.06

Cash assistance to Pregnant mother who belong to below poverty line under JSY - Expenditure sanctioned

Implementing units:

Institutions in Rural area : 341568
Institutions in Urban area : 96668


  • Under the JSY, pregnant women are entitled for cash assistance irrespective of the age of mother and number of children for giving birth in a government or accredited private health facility.
  • This scheme entitles women for accessing Maternal and child health services with a financial assistance of Rs.700/- and Rs.600/- in rural and urban areas respectively and Rs.500 for home deliveries.
  • SC Population (20.01%) and ST Population (1.10%) in Tamilnadu are also benefitted under JSY.
  • NHM is providing additional inputs such as incentives to ASHA & administrative expenses every year.