Date : 01/09/2011 - | Sector: Welfare

To alleviate the issue of maternal and infant undernutrition, Government of Odisha has launched a state specific scheme for pregnant women and lactating mothers called MAMTA- a conditional cash transfer maternity benefit scheme. This scheme provides monetary support to the pregnant and lactating women to enable them to seek improved nutrition and promote health seeking behaviour


    • To provide partial wage compensation for pregnant and nursing mothers so that they are able to rest adequately during their pregnancy and after delivery.
    • To increase utilisation of maternal and child health services, especially antenatal care, postnatal care and immunisation.
    • To improve mother and child care practices, especially exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding of infants.

Target Group

Pregnant and lactating woman of 19 & above age group, for the first two live births except those who avail maternity benefit (who are themselves employees or wives of employees of State Govt/Central Govt/PSUs).




Rs. 5000/- (in 2 installments)

How To Apply

Through the AWW in prescribed format.