National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 10 | Page No: 302-305

Coverage and Utilization of Janani Suraksha Yojana Scheme Services in Urban Poor Locality, Bengaluru

Author: Ramya Manchegowda1, Lakshmi Hulugappa2, Ashwath N Doddabele Hanumanthaiah3


1General Duty Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Mysore

2Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, AIMS&RC, Bengaluru

3Professor, Department of Community Medicine, KIMS, Bengaluru


Background: Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) was launched on 12th April 2005, with the aim of reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. Hence this study was undertaken to describe socio-demographic profile of study subjects and to assess coverage of Janani Suraksha Yojana in the study area. Subjects & Methods: This is a cross sectional study done in 8 urban poor locality of UHTC, KIMS, Bangalore. A total of 2540 women were surveyed, using probability proportional to population size and among them 391 were the lactating women. Data was collected using a pretested semi structured proforma from women including pregnant or lactating mothers. Information was obtained regarding problems/hurdles faced by the women in accessing JSY benefits. Data was analyzed using descriptive & inferential statistics. Results: Around 31% of women received JSY incentives. Among those who did not receive JSY incentives, 49 % of women were not aware of the reason for not getting incentives and 39% said fund was not released from the government. Conclusion: Coverage of JSY scheme was very low in the area. A sustained and focused IEC campaign has to be conducted among urban poor to improve the awareness.

Keywords: Janani Suraksha Yojana, Utilization, Urban poor

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20210921090909