Yogi sets record in direct benefit transfer
The Yogi Adityanath government gears up to set records in every possible way. This time the Uttar Pradesh Yogi-led government has set a record of sorts in direct benefit transfer. Setting a new record, the state government has disbursed Rs.2.75 lakh crore through direct benefit transfer (DBT) under various welfare schemes in the last four and half years.
The UP government credited Rs.1,980 crore to the bank accounts of the parents of 1.8 crore students for the purchase of school uniforms, sweaters, bags, shoes and socks.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has always paid importance to sending funds to the accounts of beneficiaries through the DBT scheme launched by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre immediately after assuming office.
The DBT is a revolutionary step towards transparent governance. Its success is indisputable. Earlier, in the name of subsidy, loot used to occur in the country and the state. In this process, mediators are eliminated and payments become transparent.
The DBT system was curbing corruption in the state, it was also proving to be a boon for farmers, labourers, daily wagers, students, and pensioners.
In the financial year 2020-21, the Yogi Adityanath government transferred more than Rs.56,000 crore directly to the accounts of the beneficiaries through DBT as per the Governor of UP, Anandiben Patel.
Uttar Pradesh has set new dimensions by record-buying on the Government eMarketplace (GeM) portal. Record purchases were made by the UP government through the GeM portal. For the third time in the financial year 2020-21, Uttar Pradesh was ranked number one for the highest government procurement of Rs.5,471 crore through the GeM portal.
In the last four-and-a-half years, the Uttar Pradesh government has made a total purchase of over Rs.14,878 crore through the GeM portal, said a government spokesman.
Apart from payment of minimum support price, the Yogi government has paid more than Rs.1.45 lakh crore through DBT in the accounts of sugarcane farmers. Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, so far Rs.27,521 crore has been sent to the accounts of more than 2.54 crore farmers through DBT.
Soon after coming to power, the UP government immediately waived loans of 86 lakh small-marginal farmers in the state worth Rs.36,000 crore, and the amount was transferred through DBT.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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