The Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) is a government of India’s vital scheme for speedy decreasing maternal and infant mortality rates with a precise focus on increasing institutional and safe deliveries for the families belong to the below poverty line (BPL) category. This study is basically a cross-sectional community based survey done in Bidar district (North Karnataka) of JSY beneficiary using random sampling on a population proportionate basis. Through this study, Socio-demographic factors, antenatal services availed and stake holders’ opinions were studied using scheduled questionnaires. This study has found that there is a requirement to create more awareness among rural population about the utilization of this JSY scheme. Stake holders should also take action for implementation process. Targeting remote areas, SC./ST population, special measures and encouraging more antenatal visits are necessary, prerequisites to get better impact out of JSY is need of the hour. This paper is based on the series of studies conducted in the selected district in Karnataka under ICMR funded project.
The Janani Suraksha Yojna, Antenatal Awareness, Safe Delivery for BPL Women
Devajana Chinnappa Nanjunda
Social Exclusion Research Centre, Mysore University, Mysore