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Estimated Gains

Estimated Benefits/ Gains from DBT and Other Governance Reforms

(upto March 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 March 2019 Cumulative upto March 2019
1 Department of Fertilizers FERTILIZER 0 10,000.00 10,000.00 Reduction of 120.88 Lakh Metric Tonnes of fertilizer sale to retailers.
2 Department of Rural Development MGNREGS 16,073.00 4,717.45 20,790.45 Based on field studies Ministry has estimated 10% savings on wages on account of deletion of duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries.
3 Department of Rural Development NSAP 438.60 77.41 516.01 Deletion of 4.77 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries (including some due to migration, death etc.).
4 Ministry of Women and Child Development OTHERS 0 1,523.75 1,523.75 Reduction of 98.8 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries.
5 OTHERS OTHERS 1,120.69 0 1,120.69
6 Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas PAHAL 42,275.00 17,324.00 59,599.00 4.23 crore duplicate, fake/ non-existent, inactive LPG connections eliminated. In addition there are 1.86 crore Non-subsidized LPG consumers, including 1.03 crore 'Give It Up' consumers.
7 Department of Food and Public Distribution PDS 29,708.00 17,925.00 47,633.00 Deletion of 2.98 crore duplicate and fake/ non-existent Ration Cards (including some due to migration, death etc.)
8 Ministry of Minority Affairs SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 159.15 0 159.15 Deletion of 5.26 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent beneficiaries.
9 Department of Social Justice and Empowerment SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 238.27 97.24 335.51 Deletion of 1.91 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries.
Total 90,012.71 51,664.85 1,41,677.56