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India snubs Pakistan PM Imran Khan's offer to share knowhow on cash transfers

New Delhi said that its stimulus package is as large as Pakistan's annual GDP.

12 Jun 2020 3:22 AM

Govt to buy apples directly from J&K farmers, pay via DBT

NAFED will acquire more than 50 per cent of the apple from J&K farmers.

11 Sep 2019 1:27 PM

Government considering rolling out second phase of fertiliser DBT

The transfer of fertiliser subsidy directly into farmers' bank accounts was to be taken up in the second phase.

06 Jun 2019 2:07 PM

School uniforms dropped from DBT scheme

According to the GR, ‘school uniforms’ have been removed permanently from the list of items mentioned under the DBT scheme.

06 Jun 2019 2:14 AM

Cash over kind extended to 10 city shops

There were 834 beneficiaries in the shops. Out of these, 193 beneficiaries preferred to take cash over kind.

02 May 2019 2:56 AM


Modi govt has major successes in social sector schemes: Panagariya

Panagariya said government has managed to accelerate outcomes in sectors like roads, railways, waterways, aviation and digitisation.

14 Apr 2019 3:45 PM

Model scheme for farmers, but no time to implement it

The scheme will benefit all farmers having land of less than two hectares.

20 Feb 2019 2:03 AM

Farm issues in focus before Odisha polls

In order to woo farmers, the BJD govt offered a universal healthcare coverage scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).

04 Feb 2019 1:53 AM

Centre may merge all welfare plans for dole

The report said that rural distress has marked economic-social-political implications.

24 Jan 2019 1:17 AM

Universal Basic Income: A worthwhile experiment

Various employment schemes at the Central and state levels should be done away with and the people provided a basic income instead.

20 Jan 2019 4:46 AM


Govt takes direct benefit transfer route to farm votes

As part of immediate relief measure, the government will offer Rs 3,000-4,000 per acre to each farmer for every season.

04 Jan 2019 10:31 AM

Govt plans DBT of power subsidy for domestic users

The draft amendments to National Tariff Policy 2016 that is under finalisation by the power ministry.

01 Oct 2018 8:20 AM

Govt reducing DBT schemes’ benefits: NCP

A state plan to cut the number of direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes from the present 62 has raised opposition protest.

14 Apr 2018 2:26 AM

India should ensure privacy in biometric identification programmes: IMF

IMF said, biometric identification and electronic payments have helped reduce leakages in LPG subsidies.

13 Apr 2018 2:40 PM

DTB portal suffers technical glitch

This work was awarded to Innowave, a company that gained notoriety because of the technical mess in the farmers’ loan waiver scheme.

31 Jan 2018 5:42 AM


Need to root out corruption to reach targeted level of growth: Rajnath

To stop corruption at various levels, the government had started with the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.

27 Jan 2018 7:55 PM

Jan dhan, mobile numbers, Aadhaar helped plug subsidy leakages: Modi

The Prime Minister said technology has led to efficient service delivery, governance and improved access to education and health.

23 Nov 2017 11:54 AM

Govt saved Rs 58,000 cr via DBT for subsidies: Prasad

IT minister says govt utilising digital technology to bring about changes that benefit poor and underprivileged.

28 Sep 2017 3:47 PM

Govt gives more time to get Aadhaar must for subsidies

As many as 135 welfare schemes of 35 ministries will be covered by extension.

28 Sep 2017 12:49 PM

All ration shops to be digitised, says Ram Vilas Paswan

The programme was initially conceptualised by the Jharkhand government which forwarded it to the Centre.

22 Sep 2017 6:21 AM