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Estimated Benefits/ Gains from DBT and Other Governance Reforms

(upto March 2022)

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.NoMinistry/ DepartmentScheme
 Estimated Savings / Benefits (in Rs. Cr)
Cumulative upto March 2021April 2020 to March 2022Cumulative upto March 2022
1Department of FertilizersFERTILIZER10,000.008,699.8918,699.89Reduction of 158.06 Lakh Metric Tonnesof fertilizer sale to retailers.
2Department of Rural DevelopmentMGNREGS33,475.477,511.5140,986.98Based on field studies Ministry has estimated 10% savings on wages on account of deletion of duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries.
3Department of Rural DevelopmentNSAP530.724.89535.61Deletion of 10.84 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent, ineligible beneficiaries
4Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentOTHERS1,523.7501,523.75Reduction of 98.8 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries.
6Ministry of Petroleum and Natural GasPAHAL72,909.58072,909.584.11 crore duplicate, fake/ non-existent, inactive LPG connections eliminated. In addition there are 1.79 crore Non-subsidized LPG consumers, including 1.08 crore 'Give It Up' consumers.
7Department of Food and Public DistributionPDS1,01,596.8733,600.001,35,196.87Deletion of 4.2 crore duplicate and fake/ non-existent Ration Cards (since 2013 till 2021)
8Ministry of Minority AffairsSCHOLARSHIP SCHEME1,439.97290.811,730.78Deletion of 27.9 lakh duplicate, fake/ non-existent beneficiaries.
9Department of Social Justice and EmpowermentSCHOLARSHIP SCHEME335.5216.69352.21Deletion of 1.98 lakh duplicate, fake/non-existent beneficiaries.