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Modi’s rebranded maternity benefits scheme may actually reduce extent of coverage | Anumeha Yadav | Scroll

Anumeha Yadav at Scroll writes about the Ministry of Women and Child Development’s potential plans to limit maternity benefits to just one child instead of two, as the current plan does.   Though the two-child limit is already in violation of the law, which mandates that the program be universal, further limits will prevent even more women from accessing these crucial benefits.

In the article, Diane is quoted discussing the potential that the benefit can have in improving a mother’s nutrition and birth outcomes if given without delays, and as early in pregnancy as possible.