Modi Government Saves Rs 51,700 Crore In One Year Via DBT; 4.23 Crore Fake, Duplicate LPG Connections Removed

Modi Government Saves Rs 51,700 Crore In One Year Via DBT; 4.23 Crore Fake, Duplicate LPG Connections RemovedNarendra Modi (Rob Stothard - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The government of India has saved a whopping through the Direct Benefit Transfers (DBTs) in the FY19 alone surged to more than half of the net savings in all of the previous years combined, reports Hindu BusinessLine.

The cumulative savings because of DBTs from FY14 to FY18 stood at Rs 90,000 crore approximately. However, in the previous financial year, the savings stood at a whopping figure of Rs 51,664.85 crore.

Under the programme, as many as 4.23 crore duplicate and fake LPG cooking gas connections were identified and removed under the Modi Government's first term of five years. Similarly, 2.98 core duplicate and fake ration cards were nullified.

The government also managed to identify and delete 4.77 lakh fake beneficiaries under the National Social Assistance Programme. Similarly, the government managed to score a savings of 10 per cent on the wages accorded under Rural Employment Guarantee programme by deletion of such fake beneficiaries.

With the implementation of DBT for fertiliser subsidy to farmers, the savings are expected to surge further.