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Narendra Modi govt invites flak for reducing spending on maternity benefit scheme
India

Narendra Modi govt invites flak for reducing spending on maternity benefit scheme

The Modi government on Wednesday virtually halved the number of beneficiaries under its Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP) by restricting the scheme to firstborns instead of 'first two live births' as applicable earlier.

Funds crunch hits maternity benefit programme
Business

Funds crunch hits maternity benefit programme

As per the scheme, pregnant and lactating mothers are provided a cash incentive of Rs 6,000 upon fulfilling several preconditions.