Matru Vandana Saptah-2019 (Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Week) to be observed during 2nd to 7th December was inaugurated today by Pi Marilyn Rualzakhumthangi, Project Director, DRDA Lawngtlai at Lawngtlai DRO Conference Hall.
Pi Marilyn-i emphasised on the importance of PMMVY for mothers and babies health and urged the workers to put in more efforts in finding out eligible candidates and ensuring they receive the same.
The function was chaired by District Programme Officer (ICDS) Pi Vanlalhruaii. District Project Coordinator F. Lalengvari gave a presentation on PMMVY and said assistance of Rs 5,000/- can be received by pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for the first live birth in three installments after reporting themselves to the nearest anganwadi centre. 1095 applications for the same have been received so far in Lawngtlai District, she said.
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