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Estimated Gains

Estimated Benefits/ Gains from DBT & Other Governance Reforms

(upto March 2018)

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. Crore)

Remarks

Cumulative upto March 2017

Total during 2017-18

Cumulative upto March 2018

1

Petroleum & Natural Gas

PAHAL

29,769

12,506

42,275

3.79 crore duplicate, fake/ non-existent, inactive LPG connections eliminated.  In addition 2.22 crore consumers stopped claiming subsidy (including 1.04 crore ‘Give It Up’ consumers).

2

Food & Public Distribution

PDS

14,000

15,708

29,708

Deletion of 2.75 crore duplicate and fake/ non-existent Ration Cards (including some due to migration, death etc.)

3

Rural Development

MGNREGS

11,741

4,332

16,073

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

NSAP

399

39.6

438.6

Deletion of 2.2 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries (including some due to migration, death etc.).

4

Minority Affairs

Scholarship Schemes

-

159.15

159.15

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

5

Social Justice & Empowerment

Scholarship Schemes

-

238.27

238.27

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

6

Others

Others

1,120

0.69

1,120.69

-

Total

57,029

32,983.71

90,012.71