Financial assistance to pregnant women

Kasturba Poshan Sahay Yojana (KPSY)
The State Govt. has launched the "Kasturba Poshan Sahay Yojana - Conditional Cash Transfer" with the goal to reduce morbidity and mortality linked to malnutrition and Anaemia in the entire State of Gujarat for BPL mothers.
To facilitate adequate nutrition during pregnancy, cash support of Rs. 6000/- is given to all the BPL mothers.
• The pregnant women will be eligible for 1st installment of Rs.2000/- at the end of first trimester subject to early registration in Mamta Divas
•The pregnant women will be eligible for 2nd installment of Rs.2000/- within one week of delivery in Govt. institution or Chiranjeevi Yojana facility
•An amount of Rs.2000/- to be paid to mother of the infant for nutrition support after completion of full immunization schedule in Mamta Diwas



Incentive to the family having one girl child/two girl children and parents who have undergone family planning

In order to create awareness among parents about the desirability about the girl child and to raise the status of the girl child in the family. Incentive is provided to the family having one girl child/two girl children and parents who have undergone family planning. An amount of ₹. 30,000/- is deposited in the name of the girl, incase of two girl children ₹ 15,000/- is deposited in the name of each girl child. The maturity value will be given to the girl child/children when she attains the age of 18 years. This is conditional on the fact that the annual income of the widow does not exceed ₹. 75,000/- per annum. One may apply for this to the Deputy Director, Women Development, Department of Women and Child Development, Puducherry.




Financial assistance to widows for the marriage of their daughters

Those women availing the Uttar Pradesh State government's widow pension are eligible for a grant of Rs. 1 lakh for the marriage of their daughters.


Assistance to Mahila Mandals

The objective of the Grant-in-Aid Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Mahila Mandals or Self Help Groups for training members and generating self employment. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs. 5,000/- shall be sanctioned as annual grants to the registered Mahila Mandals to achieve the scheme's targets.

Hostel for Girls

Hostels for girls have been started in the backward areas of Karnataka, with an objective to enable girls from rural areas to complete higher education and reduce school drop-out. Admission to the hostels is available for students residing in rural areas, whose family income is less than Rs. 10,000/- per annum and are studying in the VI standard and above.

Benefits for women under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) aims at promoting holistic growth of the horticulture sector. Women beneficiaries such as farmers, SHGs and entrepreneurs are encouraged to obtain the benefits of the schemes under the Mission.

  • Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) aims at promoting holistic growth of the horticulture sector. Women beneficiaries such as farmers, SHGs and entrepreneurs are encouraged to obtain the benefits of the schemes under the Mission.
  • Higher subsidies are provided to women in the procurement of agriculture machinery & equipment such as tractors, power tillers, land development equipment, sprayers, sowing planting and reaping equipment etc.
  • Women are supported in area expansion under Bamboo Mission and the adoption of technologies under the Coconut Development Board

Adolescent Health

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) is designed to ensure holistic development of adolescent population - male and female, rural and urban, married and unmarried, in and out-of-school adolescents with special focus on marginalized and undeserved groups. Under this a core package of services includes preventive, promotive, curative and counselling services, routine check-ups at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care. Key drivers of the program are community based interventions like, outreach by counselors; facility based counselling; Social and Behavior Change Communication; and strengthening of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics across levels of care.

More information


For more details, please contact Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Services for women passengers in Indian Railways

1) In long distance Mail/Express trains a reseravation quota of 6 Sleeper Class berths is earmarked for female passengers irresepctive of age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.


2) In all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of 6 lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and 3 lower berths per coach in AC 3 tier and AC 2 tier classes has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers of 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully Air Conditioned/Express trains, the number of berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3AC is 4 lower berths per coach as against 3 lower berths per coach in normal Mail/Express trains.


3) Separate counters are earmarked at various Passenger Reservation System (PRS) centres for dealing with the reservation requisitions received from female passengers and other categories such asfreedom fighters, senior citizens etc., if the avergae demand per shift is not less than 120 tickets. In case there is no justification for earmarking of an exclusive counter for any of these categories of persons including female passengers, one or two counters depending upon the total demand are earmarked for dealing with the reservation requests for all these categories of persons.


4) Accommodation is also earmarked for female passengers in the unreserved coaches of Mail/Express trains.


5) Separate compartments/coaches have been earmarked in suburban trains for exclusive use of female passengers.


6) Ladies special trains are also run wherever required and feasible.


7) Waiting room/halls are earmarked for female passengers at important stations.


8) Separate toilets for female passengers are provided as per norms.


For more details, please contact Ministry of Railways

Free Supply Of Sewing Machine Scheme

Under the Sathiyavani Muthu Ammaiyar Ninaivu schemefree supply of sewing machine is provided with a view to increase the self employment potential for rehabilitation of destitute widows, deserted wpmen, and physically challengd men and women. This is provided to persons in the age group of 20-40 years. Applications should be made to District Social Welfare Officer.


Biju Kanya Ratna (Ama Kanya Ama Ratna)

Biju Kanya Ratna (Ama Kanya Ama Ratna) scheme is aimed at creating an environment for an improvement in the status of the girl child in society. This is being implemented in the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal and Ganjam. Under this, awareness activities are carried out along with training and capacity building programmes for government officials, PRI members, elected representatives, grassroot workers etc. Awards are also given to Panchayats, hospitals etc. for best practices in promoting equality of the girl child.

Santhwana centres for women in distress

Santhwana centres are 24x7 centres for women in distress. They assist women who are victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and dowry harassment. They providing legal assistance, temporary shelter, financial relief and training to enable them to be self-reliant and also to achieve social and economic empowerment. Financial relief of Rs.2,000/- to Rs.10,000/- is provided to women victims who have undergone atrocities as per the recommendation of the District level committee.

Santhwana centres are functioning through Government funded NGO's.  As of now 187 Santhwana centres are functioning.



Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree

Under the Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree initiative, Government of Maharashtra provides financial incentives to families to retain girl children, educate them prevent child marriage and encourage her economic and social independence. Parents of the girl child are awarded staggered financial incentives for this. At age of 18, provided the girl is not married by then, she is provided 1 Lakh rupees for Skill Development and Higher Education. In order to combat pressure from parents, the Paternal Grandmother is awarded gold coin and certificate by Hon. Minister, WCD Dept. Any Village which achieves Child Sex Ratio of more than 1000 shall receive Rs. 5,00,000 award from Hon. Minister, WCD Dept. Families with upto 7.5 lakh annual income are eligible for this scheme.




Scheme for free sanitary napkins - Asmita Yojana

Under Asmita Yojana of Government of Maharashtra, girls in Zilla Parishad schools get a sanitary napkin packets at ₹5 and rural women can also avail them at a subsidised rate of ₹ 24 and ₹ 29.

Under scheme, beneficiary girls will be given “Asmita Cards”, and participating Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be entrusted with the task of the supply and sale of sanitary pads and counselling the girls and women.


Promoting sustainable agricultural practices among women farmers

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) is working to transform Indian agriculture into a climate resilient production system. NMSA  focuses on promotion of location specific integrated/composite farming systems; resource conservation technologies; comprehensive soil health management; efficient on-farm water management and mainstreaming rainfed technologies. It mandates 30% of resources to be allocated to women farmers/beneficiaries.


For area specific details, please contact your District Mission Committee headed by the Collector/CEO of District Council.


Transport assistance to pregnant women

Under the Chiranjeevi Yojana, the state government has entered into contracts with private providers to cater to institutional services for both normal and complicated delivery including C-Sections and blood transfusion. Registered women can access these private doctors and hospitals free of cost. Assistance is provided to pregnant women from BPL families covering their out-of-pocket costs incurred on travel to reach the healthcare facility centre. Financial assistance of Rs.200/- for transportation expenses with Rs.50/- for the attendant is provided.

1. Chiranjivi Yojana
To decrease MMR and IMR, the SC and ST pregnant women of BPL and APL (those who are not paying income tax) families get benefit of the scheme. Under this scheme provided safe motherhood services at local level by private Gynecologist free of cost. Services like delivery, medicines, laboratory, operation etc. are being provided to women free of cost.
Under Chiranjivi scheme, if private practitioner associated with Government contract get cash payment of Rs. 3,80,000/- as package of 100 deliveries. In it included normal, complicated deliveries and necessary facilities, laboratory investigation and medicines.
If Private Gynecologist done caesarian at Govt. Hospital, Rs. 2500/- is paid per delivery.

2. Janani Suraksha Yojana
To reduce Maternal & Child mortality rate, all BPL, SC and ST pregnant women get benefit of the scheme.
• Under JSY, cash assistance of Rs.700/- for Rural area and  Rs.600/- for Urban area are provided 8 to 12 weeks before delivery to eligible pregnant woman (BPL, SC & ST).





Financial assistance for the girl child - Himachal Pradesh

Girls of BPL families up to two girl children are given financial assistance on birth. The government deposits Rs. 10,000 per girl child in the Post Office/ Bank Account. These girls get scholarship ranging from Rs. 450 to Rs.2250 from first to 12th Class, and Rs. 5,000 for Graduation for their books/dresses etc. Applicants should contact concerned Aanganwadi worker/Supervisor/ District Programme Officer/Child Development Project Officer.


Financial Assistance to unemployed persons

Yuvashree scheme, provides financial assistance of Rs.1,500 per month to first one lakh jobseekers enrolled in Employment Bank to enable them to enhance their employability by undergoing some education or training within the period of assistance.


Eligibility criteria:

  • The person must be unemployed and a resident of West Bengal
  • She should be enrolled with the Employment Bank as ‘job seeker’.
  • Her Educational Qualification should be Class VIII pass and above.
  • She should be between 18-45 years of age
  • She should not avail financial assistance/loan under any state/central government sponsored self-employment scheme.
  • Only one member of a family is eligible to receive assistance under the scheme.

Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Evam Bal Samman Fund

The Uttar Pradesh Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Evam Bal Samman Fund has been set up to ensure monetary and medical relief including reconstructive surgeries to women who are victims of violence. It also provides educational assistance to minor children of such victims.


Legal aid for women facing dowry harassment

Women facing dowry harassment who are living below the poverty line and are not receiving benefits from any other department, are eligibile to received Rs. 2500 in the form of legal aid from the UP WCD Department. The form for this aid must be submitted to the District Dowry Prohibition Officer in the District Magistrate's Office.


Financial assistance for women facing dowry harassment

The Uttar Pradesh Government provides financial assistance of Rs. 125 per month to women below the poverty line who are facing dowry harassment. Women are eligible for this benefit if they have registered an FIR againt the perpetrator of harassment and are not availing aid from any other department and not living in a state-run institution. The form for this aid must be submitted to the District Dowry Prohibition Officer in the District Magistrate's Office.