Background: Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) was launched on 12th April 2005, with the aim of reducing ma-ternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. Hence this study was undertaken to describe socio-demographic profile of study subjects and to assess coverage of Janani Suraksha Yojana in the study area.
Subjects & Methods: This is a cross sectional study done in 8 urban poor locality of UHTC, KIMS, Banga-lore. A total of 2540 women were surveyed, using probability proportional to population size and among them 391 were the lactating women. Data was collected using a pretested semi structured proforma from women including pregnant or lactating mothers. Information was obtained regarding problems/hurdles faced by the women in accessing JSY benefits. Data was analyzed using descriptive & inferential statistics.
Results: Around 31% of women received JSY incentives. Among those who did not receive JSY incentives, 49 % of women were not aware of the reason for not getting incentives and 39% said fund was not released from the government.
Conclusion: Coverage of JSY scheme was very low in the area. A sustained and focused IEC campaign has to be conducted among urban poor to improve the awareness.
Key words: Janani Suraksha Yojana, Utilization, Urban poor.