Tamil Nadu govt. has started distributing Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit under Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme for pregnant women. Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit in which kits worth Rs. 4,000 would be given to pregnant women. All those women who have delivered babies before 1 January are not eligible under the revised scheme. Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit worth Rs. 4,000 has Around 12 nutritious items including dry fruits such as dates that are necessary for health pregnancy would be added in kit.
The assistance under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme has already been raised to Rs. 18,000 this year. Amma Maternity Nutrition Kits would be distributed twice once at the 12th week and for the second time between 16th and 20th week of pregnancy.