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Estimated Gains

Estimated Benefits/ Gains from DBT and Other Governance Reforms

(upto February 2019)

DBT and other governance reforms have led to removal of duplicate/ fake beneficiaries and plugging of leakages etc., as a result of which the government has been able to target the genuine and deserving beneficiaries. Estimated savings/ benefits from some of the Schemes are as under:

S. No

Ministry/ Department

Scheme

Estimated Savings / Benefits (in Rs. Cr)

Remarks

Cumulative upto March 2018

April 2018 to February 2019

Cumulative reported upto February 2019

1

Petroleum & Natural Gas

PAHAL

42,275

14,116

56,391

4.09 crore duplicate, fake/ non-existent, inactive LPG connections eliminated.  In addition there are 1.94 crore Non-subsidized LPG consumers, including 1.04 crore ‘Give It Up’ consumers.

2

Food & Public Distribution

PDS

29,708

594.82

30,302.82

Deletion of 2.82 crore duplicate and fake/ non-existent Ration Cards (including some due to migration, death etc.)

3

Rural Development

MGNREGS

16,073

4,167.96

19,764.9

Based on field studies Ministry has estimated 10% savings on wages on account of deletion of duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries

NSAP

438.6

54.37

482.7

Deletion of 4.36 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries (including some due to migration, death etc.).

4

Minority Affairs

Scholarship Schemes

159.15

Not reported

159.15

Deletion of 5.26 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent beneficiaries.

5

Social Justice & Empowerment

Scholarship Schemes

238.27

Not reported

238.27

Deletion of 1.79 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries.

6

Women and Child Development

Supplementary Nutrition Program of Aanganwadi Services

-

1,523.75

1,523.75

Reduction of  98.8 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries

7

Department of Fertilizers

Fertilizer Subsidy

-

10,000

10,000

Reduction of 120.88 Lakh Metric Tonnes of fertilizer sale to retailers

8

Others

Others

1120.69

-

1,120.69

 

Total

90,012.71

30,456.9

1,20,469.61