Bhubaneswar: The health benefit scheme for pregnant and lactating mothers in the state, Mamata has now been changed to MBP Mamata from the coming financial year. The beneficiaries will now receive Rs 6000 instead of Rs 5000.
The scheme implemented by the women and child development department had reached 28 districts by January. For 2016-17, the budget for the scheme was Rs 280 crore whereas this year it has been increased to Rs 378.37 crore.
Of the total budget, 60 per cent for the scheme is contributed by Centre. The amount is transferred to the beneficiary’s account in installments.