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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM (IST)

State ranked best under PM’s maternity scheme

State ranked best under PM’s maternity scheme
State officials receive the award for best performance under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 14

Himachal Pradesh has been ranked best in the country under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).

The award was received by women and child welfare department director Hansraj Sharma and deputy director-cum-state nodal officer, PMMVY, Omkar Singh Thakur on the behalf of the state.

Informing this, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal on Friday said under the scheme, Rs 1,747.67 lakh was deposited in the accounts of 51,234 registered beneficiaries of the state till August 31, 2018.

As many as 57,109 beneficiaries have been registered under the scheme, he said, adding that it was a matter of pride for the state.

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Welfare celebrated the ‘Matru Vandana Week’ from September 1-7 to mark the first anniversary of the PM’s maternity scheme. The concluding ceremony was organised in Dehradun. Meanwhile, Bilaspur was adjudged the best performing district in the northern region.

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