Savings via DBT cross Rs.58,000-cr mark: Prasad

Friday 29th September, 2017
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Savings via DBT cross 758,000-cr mark: Prasad
Government has saved ^58,000 crore through the Direct BenefitsTransfer (DBT) scheme used in various subsidy programmes, Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said onThursday. The minister said the government is utilisingdigital technology to bringaboutchangesthat benefit poor and *
underprivileged. "We opened Jan Dhan accountsfor poor and underprivileged. We linked thattoAadhaar and mobile phones, and we started sendinggassubsidy, ration subsidy, kerosene subsidy andfood subsidy directly to the bank account. We have saved Rs 58,000 crorewhichusedtobe pocketed by middlemen," Prasad said attheAIMA convention. PTI?