Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & PRERNA scheme

Q.  Consider the following statements about Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh.

1. It is an autonomous society of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2. It has launched PRERNA scheme to help to push up the age of marriage of girls and space the birth of children in the interest of health of young mothers and infants.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

- Published on 11 Jul 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None

ANSWER: Both
 
Under the PRERNA scheme the girl should have been married after 19 years of age and given birth to the first child after at least 2 years of marriage. The couple will get an award of Rs.10,000/- if it is a Boy child or Rs.12,000/- if it is a Girl child. If birth of the second child takes place after at least 3 years of the birth of first child and either parent voluntarily accept permanent method of family planning within one year of the birth of the second child, the couple will get an additional award of Rs.5,000/- (Boy child) /Rs.7,000/- (Girl child). The amount of award is given in the form of National Saving Certificate (NSC). The scheme is meant only for BPL families.

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