Hooda launches DBT scheme in Ambala, Sonepat districts
Haryana on Friday launched the UPA’s “game-changer” Direct Benefits Transfer scheme in two districts, Ambala and Sonepat, transferring cash subsidies to beneficiary accounts for seven Central schemes.
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda launched the scheme by sending an e-mail to the Deputy Commissioners of the two districts, followed by disbursal of cash subsidies to the Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of 3,338 beneficiaries.
With this, Haryana became the leading State to account for the maximum of 25 per cent of total beneficiaries in the country to whom cash subsidies have been transferred directly in their bank accounts. A total amount of Rs.323.33 lakh was transferred on Friday.
Mr. Hooda had a video-conference with the two Deputy Commissioners of the districts and the beneficiaries. “This is the UPA Government’s New Year gift to the people of the country,” Mr. Hooda told the beneficiaries.
“This is a transparent and people-friendly scheme of the Government of India. Haryana has joined the nation in launching the scheme, which will provide greater security to the poor,” the Chief Minister said.
Mr. Hooda announced that the scheme would be launched across the State from April 1 after its implementation in these two districts and reviewing their performance. He said the State’s social security scheme has already been implemented in Durana village where 219 people have benefited. - PTI