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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

Petroleum & Natural Gas

PAHAL

42,275

17,324

59,599

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.

2

Food & Public Distribution

PDS

29,708

      17,925

47,633

Deletion of 2.98 crore duplicate and fake/ non-existent Ration Cards (including some due to migration, death etc.)

3

Rural Development

MGNREGS

16,073

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

NSAP

438.6

77.41

516.01

Deletion of 4.77 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries (including some due to migration, death etc.).

4

Minority Affairs

Scholarship Schemes

159.15

0.00

159.15

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

5

Social Justice & Empowerment

Scholarship Schemes

238.27

97.24

335.51

Deletion of 1.91 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

51,664.85

1,41,677.56