Evaluating Government Actions on Maternal Health

Does increased expenditure mean improved maternal mortality?

JSY Budget and Beneficiaries

Janani Suraksha Yojana was launched to reduce Maternal Mortality rate and increase institutional deliveries

Increased spending by 20% between 2009-10 and 2014-15

Total expenditure of Rs.12,330  crores in 10 years

Total number of JSY beneficiaries since (inception): 8,37,19,668 


What has been the impact on the ground?

Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have MMR of below 100 with Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal likely to follow soon.

Despite considerable dropdown in MMR, Empowered Action Group states along with Assam have a lot of ground to cover.

How has maternal mortality performed across regions?

Institutional Deliveries increased from 38.7% (NFHS III) to 72.9% (CES 2009) since the launch of JSY.

About 9 lakh ASHA workers get performance based incentives under JSY.

Of the total JSY beneficiaries reported in 2014-15, nearly 87% belong to rural areas.

Empowered Action Group States – Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Rajasthan

South – Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Others – Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal and Others.