‘Mamta’ scheme stopped from this year: Goa Minister
India Blooms News Service
Panaji, July 4 (IBNS) Goa government’s ‘Mamta’ scheme, aimed at reducing maternity-infant mortality rate in the state, has been discontinued from the ongoing financial year.
Minister for Women and Child Welfare Dilip Parulekar told reporters on Wednesday that applications from April 1, 2012 onwards will not be accepted for financial incentives under the scheme. Reason for discontinuing the scheme was not discussed.
The government has nonetheless cleared 4,000 pending applications, which it received till March 30, 2012.
The then Congress government had implemented the centrally-sponsored scheme to improve the male-female ratio in the state. Under the scheme, a mother, delivering a baby girl was eligible for an amount of Rs 5,000.
Meanwhile, the ruling government’s scheme for providing monthly allowance of Rs 1000 to housewives is expected to come in force from August 15 onwards.
BJP, in its election manifesto had promised to pay an allowance of Rs 1000 per month to housewives to fight back inflation.