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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
16-December-2014 15:35 IST
Achievements Under Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY)

The objective of JnaniSurakshaYojana(JSY)scheme is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women.

As regards achievement, JSY has been a success both in terms of number of mothers covered under the scheme and the expenditure incurred. The number of beneficiaries has increased from a modest figure of 7.39 lakhs in 2005-06 to 106.48 lakhs beneficiaries in 2013-14. Also, the utilization of funds has increased from 38 crores in 2005-06 to 1762.82 crores in 2013-14. The scheme is considered to be one of the major contributory factors towards increased utilization of public health facilities by the pregnant women for delivery care services, which is evident from the following:

• Institutional deliveries has gone up from 47% (District Level Household Survey-III, 2007-08) to 73.1% (SRS-2012);

• Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has declined from 254 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births in 2004-06 to 178 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births during 2010-12;

• IMR has declined from 58 per 1000 live births in 2005 to 40 per 1000 live births in 2013;

• The Neo-Natal Mortality Rate (NMR) has declined from 37 per 1000 live births in 2006 to 29 per 1000 live births in 2012.

There is no proposal under consideration to review the scheme.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today.