Government’s DBTL becomes world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme

Governments ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer on LPG (DBTL) has become the world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme after 2.5 crore households received about 550 crore rupees since 15th November 2014.

It has surpassed number of beneficiaries in direct benefit transfer programmes in countries like China and Brazil.

Background

Earlier, government had launched DBTL scheme in 54 districts from 15th November 2014 and planning to launch it all over the country from 1st January 2015.

Key facts about Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme

  • This scheme gives cash subsidy on cooking gas directly to consumers so that they can buy cooking gas at market price.
  • It aims to curb leakages, preventing black-marketing in cash subsidy on cooking gas.
  • As primary option, LPG consumers who join the DBTL scheme receive the LPG cash subsidy either by linking their Aadhaar number to the LPG and bank database.
  • In case of secondary option, consumers may get the subsidy directly into their accounts without linking it with Aadhaar.

Thus, DBTL scheme is will help government to save upto Rs 14,000 crores in subsidies.

 

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