Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) is an Indian Government scheme proposed by the Government of India. It was launched on April 12, 2005 by the Prime Minister of India. It aims to decrease the neo-natal and maternal deaths happening in the country by promoting institutional delivery of babies. This is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. The success of the scheme would be determined by the increase in institutional delivery among the poor families.