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The Centre has introduced the direct benefit transfer (DBT) for fertiliser subsidies from this month in seven small states and union territories including Delhi, a senior official said today.
The DBT, a major reform initiative to check graft in welfare funds, was launched by the UPA on January 1, 2013.
The government has saved a whopping Rs 57,000 crore with its Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries.
Mr. Y. S. Chowdary, further said that - “Research and innovation has been one of the key areas emphasized by the Prime Minister. Globally, BIRAC has been hailed as one of the most effective government measures to create an enabling environment for research and development to flourish in a country. We aim to develop India into a global innovation hub by 2020 and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has paved the way to deliver on that mandate.
It also said that in order to bring efficiency in the power distribution sector, which is largely government owned, it has to be privatised in the long term.
Mumbai : The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to push its efforts to link all direct benefit transfers (DBT) with the Aadhar Card by the end of the current calendar year. With this, all 253 state government subsidies and welfare schemes will come under the DBT net by December 31, 2016.
The Government has decided to link all subsidy schemes to one Aadhar number. All subsidies such as those paid for food, LPG, MNREGA, and fertilisers will be transferred directly into the bank account linked with the Aadhar number of the beneficiary.
All Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) will be linked to Aadhaar by the end of the current calendar year.
With the the price of oil hardening and given the pressing need to keep the momentum in public capital spending, the government is looking at plans to improve expenditure management with a sense of urgency.
The Centre has asked all its departments and state governments to widen the scope of Direct Benefit Transfer scheme to include all monetary and in-kind transfers to beneficiaries, like NGOs and others assisting in implementation of the ambitious DBT programme.
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