Sonia asks Cong CMs to pay Rs 6,000 NFSA maternity benefit

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has written to all the party Chief Ministers to ensure that all eligible pregnant women and lactating mothers received Rs 6,000 as envisioned under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. After ignoring the 2013 Act for more than three years, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government introduced the maternity benefit scheme -- Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) -- in 2017.

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