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How Indian Mothers have been Deprived of Rs. 84,000 Crores
Newsclick | 11/01/2022 10:40 AM | Click to read full article
The Union government has denied millions of Indian women their legal right to maternity benefits worth Rs. 84,000 crores over the last seven years.
In 2013, the National Food Security Act made a provision for maternity benefits to women. According to section 4 of this law, every pregnant and lactating mother is entitled to nutritious food and maternity benefits of at least Rs. 6,000, to be provided in installments prescribed by the central government.