Lactating Mother Allowance Program:

RMG industry is becoming the thrust sector of Bangladesh in recent years. Most of the workers engaged in this sector are women. For achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG), BKMEA has been implementing “Lactating Mother Allowance Program” in its member factories with the help of Government’s Department of Women Affairs since 2010-11 fiscal year. Under this program each beneficiary get tk. 500 for 2 years (Now tk 800 for 3 years) in a personal bank account as an allowance. Regular training is being provided to the workers on pregnancy health care, safe motherhood, health of mother and child, birth control, teaching the child, child marriage, dowry, women’s torture and mental development of children 0 to 5 years. Also arrange beneficiaries’ health camp with free medical services.

Calculation of BKMEA selected beneficiaries allowance under the program  

Serial no. Episode Duration Number of beneficiary Rate Month
1 LMP-1 2011-13 6198 350 24
2 LMP-2 2012-14 4500 350 24
3 LMP-3 2013-15 6198 350 24
4 LMP-4 2014-15 5500 500 24
5 LMP-5 2014-16 8500 500 24
6 LMP-6 2015-17 5900 500 24
7 LMP-7 2016-18 8500 500 24
8 LMP- 8 2017-19 6500 500 36
9 LMP-9 2018- 19 8500 800 36