Setting a new record, the state government has disbursed Rs 2.75 lakh crore through direct benefit transfers (DBT) under various social protection schemes over the past four and a half years.
Making the above statements on Sunday evening, a government spokesperson said Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), which means a direct transfer of money to the recipient’s bank account, was a revolutionary step towards transparent governance .
The UP government on Saturday credited Rs 1,980 crore to parents’ bank accounts with 1.80 crore of state students for the purchase of school uniforms, sweaters, bags, shoes and clothing. socks, he said.
The success of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is unquestionable. Previously, in the name of the grant, the looting took place in the country and the state, but now Yogi Adityanath’s government has ended it through DBT, the official claimed.
In the last budget session of the UP assembly, Governor Anandiben Patel, while referring to DBT, said that in fiscal year 2020-21, the Yogi government sent over 56,000 Rupee crore directly to beneficiary accounts via direct profit transfer. . In this process, intermediaries were eliminated and payments became transparent, she added.
The spokesperson asserted that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has always attached importance to sending funds to beneficiary accounts through the DBT program launched by Narendra Modi’s government at the Center immediately after taking office. .
“Not only that, at his initiative, 137 programs from 27 departments were integrated into the State and an amount of Rs 2.75 crore lakh was sent to the accounts of the beneficiaries of these programs via DBT”, he said. he adds.
As the DBT program fought corruption in the state, it was proving to be a boon for farmers, laborers, daily wagers, students and retirees, the spokesperson said.
He said the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) program helped the government respond quickly and effectively to the unexpected COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and the money was sent directly to the accounts of hundreds of thousands of people. farmers, NREGA workers, workers from other states, women, old people, divyangs and retirees. He said that Jan Dhan’s accounts opened at the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had become useful in this regard.
According to the spokesperson, immediately after coming to power, the UP government waived 86 lakh loans from marginal small farmers in the state worth Rs 36,000 crore and the amount was transferred. via DBT.
Besides paying the minimum support price, the Yogi government paid over Rs 1.45 lakh crore via DBT into the accounts of the sugar cane producers. Under Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi, so far 27,521 crore rupees has been sent to the accounts of over 2.54 crore of farmers via DBT.
The UP government has also defined new dimensions of transparency in the procurement of government services by making record purchases on the GeM portal. For the third time in fiscal year 2020-21, UP ranks first in highest public procurement through the GeM portal. Uttar Pradesh made purchases worth Rs 5,471 crore. Over the past four and a half years, the UP government has made a total purchase of over Rs 14,878 crore through the GeM portal.