The Finance Minister said that the government has saved Rs 2.73 lakh crore in 9 years through DBT.

Finance Minister: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the central government has saved a total of Rs 2.73 lakh crore through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the last 9 years. This capital belongs to the taxpayers of the country. The Finance Minister also said that the central government has directly transferred funds through DBT to the accounts of beneficiaries through subsidy under various schemes and government funds have been stopped from going into fictitious or bogus accounts. Is.

Beneficiaries got a real benefit.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a program of NGO Disha Bharat that this has helped in curbing leakages and better benefiting the genuine and eligible beneficiaries of the government scheme. Talking about the various initiatives taken by the central government, the finance minister said that since we have adopted DBT, it has increased the efficiency of the government and it has helped in education and health. More money can be spent. This is capital with the government.

Fake accounts have been removed, Finance Minister

With the introduction of DBT, pension, work allowance, interest subsidy and LPG gas subsidy transfers are being deposited into the Aadhaar-verified bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries. And all fake accounts have been removed. The Finance Minister expressed happiness while mentioning it. He said that since the year 2014, the schemes under DBT have been increased due to which we have saved 2.73 lakh crore rupees and this money is being used in various programs run by the government.

Reduction in data cost in the country

Talking about other achievements, the Finance Minister said that in the last 9 years, the cost of an important facility has come down drastically due to the policies of the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and increased competition. It was Rs 308 per GB in data year 2014 which has come down to Rs 9.94 per GB today.

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