In an attempt to make pregnancy a whole lot easier for women in Uttarakhand, the Uttarakhand government is going to launch the Saubhagyawati Yojana 2020 for pregnant women and newborn children. In this scheme, the state government will provide food kit and clothes to beneficiary pregnant ladies as well as infants.

What is the Saubhagyawati Yojana 2020?

The state government of Uttarakhand has announced to start a maternity scheme for pregnant women and newborn infants. In this scheme, two separate kits will be made, one of which will be provided to pregnant women and the second would be given to newborn children.

The main objective of the scheme is to offer good hygiene and provide nutrition to pregnant women and newborn infants, as they crucially need it at that stage in their lives. Quite often it so happens that women from the underprivileged sectors of the society miss out on the basic facilities, and same goes with underprivileged newborns as well.

With the Saubhagyawati Yojana, the Uttarakhand government aims to reach out to those who miss out on these basic facilities especially in times they need it the most. Doing this would overall reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as well as the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR).

How to apply for the Saubhagyawati Yojana form online

Quite like other state or central government yojanas for pregnant women like the KCR kits scheme, PM Matru Vandana Yojana, the Uttarakhand government may take in Online applications as well.

The online application structure for the scheme has not been revealed just about yet. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat ji says that the online application for the scheme will begin soon.

Eligibility criteria for the scheme

  1. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Uttarakhand
  2. She must be a pregnant woman
  3. Only pregnant women above the age of 18 would be eligible
  4. The family and dependents of all government employees paying the income tax would not be covered under the scheme.

What are the documents needed to apply for the Saubhagyawati scheme in Uttarakhand?

Here is a list of documents you may need to keep handy if you are interested in availing the benefits of the scheme.

  1. Identity card like Aadhaar card
  2. Address proof like Ration card, voter ID card, driving license, electricity bill or any other utility bill stating proof of address
  3. Age proof of the applicant – pregnant woman. Birth certificate or class 10th mark sheet serves as age proof
  4. Recent passport size photographs.
  5. Bank account details

What would be present in the kits offered to pregnant ladies and newborns?

The kit for pregnant women will contain the following.

250 almond kernel/dry rosemary/walnutTwo cotton gowns/saree/suits
Warming shawl – full size500 gas chauara
A cotton scarfTwo packet sanitary napkins – eight per packet
A large size towelA nail cutter
Two pairs of bed sheets including pillow coversOne bottle coconut / sesame / mustard / chulu oil
250 ml hand wash liquidTwo bath soaps
Laundry soaps – quantity 2 

The kit for newborns will have the following:

Two pairs of cotton or warm infant clothes, including hats and nudes, according to the seasonOne packet cotton diaper
A baby towel cotton softA bottle of oil
A powderThree baby soaps
A rubber sheetTwo baby blankets
 A cotton bag will be included to pack all the contents

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