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Beneficiaries under DBT

March 6, 2018
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Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has been made applicable across the country vide M/o Finance OM dated 12.12.2014. Till 15/02/2018, 366 such schemes/components have been identified where cash is directly transferred to bank account of the beneficiaries. Till 15/02/2018, ₹ 2,64,113 crore has been transferred to the beneficiaries in the Cash Schemes. Year wise breakup is as under:-

 (in Crore Rs.)

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

46,294

61,942

74,707

81,170

Details of number of beneficiaries benefitted through DBT in cash schemes are as under:-

[in Crore (All cumulative figure)]

2014-15       

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

22.82

31.25

35.7

41.14

PAHAL (DBTL) scheme was launched in 54 districts of the country on 15.11.2014. Subsequently, the scheme was extended to rest of the country on 1st January 2015. As on 01.03.2018, 19.88 crore LPG consumers have joined the scheme and an amount of ₹ 68020.35 crore have been transferred in the bank accounts of LPG consumers since inception of the scheme.

This was stated by Shri P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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