For Women In Unorganised Sector, New Maternity Benefit Scheme A Blessing
On a wintry morning of January in Delhi's Connaught Place, a two-month-old baby, not yet named, sleeps outdoors under a blanket. Her mother, Shabana, who is a vendor, has brought her to work. In another part of the city, like Shabana, women daily wage workers take small breaks during work to be with their babies. These women are not covered by any maternity entitlement scheme meant to compensate them for lost wages and give them access to nutrition and necessary care.