DBT for fertilizer subsidy introduced

100% subsidy on various fertilizer grades shall be released to the fertilizer companies, on the basis of actual sales made by the retailers to the beneficiaries

GN Bureau | January 2, 2018


#Direct Benefit Transfer   #fertilizer subsidy   #DBT   #Rao Inderjit Singh  


The government has introduced Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system for fertilizer subsidy on Pilot Basis in 17 districts across the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

 
 
Based on the experience gained from pilot DBT, it has been decided to launch the Pan-India rollout of DBT in a phase-wise manner across all States/UTs. As on date 19 States/UTs have been brought under DBT System.
 
Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh said under the proposed fertilizer DBT system, 100% subsidy on various fertilizer grades shall be released to the fertilizer companies, on the basis of actual sales made by the retailers to the beneficiaries.
 
The farmers will continue to pay the subsidised price w.r.t. Urea and P&K fertilizers i.e. the fertilizers will be available for farmers, as before at reasonable rates.
 
Sale of all subsidised fertilizers to farmers/buyers will be made through Point of Sale (PoS) devices installed at each retailer shop and the beneficiaries will be identified through Aadhaar card, KCC, voter identity card, etc.
 
The implementation of the DBT scheme requires deployment of PoS devices at every retailer shop, training of retailers, making sales transactions through PoS devices at retail point. Till date 85% of the PoS devices have been deployed, 4,482 training sessions have been conducted and 1.7 lakh (approx.) retailers have been sensitised across the country. Efforts are being made to augment the IT Infrastructure and manpower to support the implementation of DBT across the country in consultation with the National Informatics Centre (NIC), said the minister.

 

Comments

 

Other News

Gig workforce expected to expand to 2.35 crore by 2029-30

The gig economy has arrived in India, as the Covid-19 pandemic has propelled a flexibility of employment. As many as 77 lakh workers were engaged in the gig economy, constituting 2.6% of the non-agricultural workforce or 1.5% of the total workforce in India. The gig workforce is expected to expand to 2.35

How Antyodaya Saral is simplifying everyday life in Haryana

From obtaining an electricity connection to a driver`s licence, ration card, or old-age allowance, delivery of government schemes and services is an aspect of governance that impacts citizens at various points throughout their lives. The Haryana state government provides over 600 such schemes and services.

A blueprint of India’s economic future: From a former RBI governor

From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower By Bimal Jalan Rupa Publications, 184 pages, Rs 695 Bimal Jalan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been one of our finest commentators on econom

Carbon neutrality: distant dream or a possible future?

While many countries have been chasing to reach the carbon neutral status, only a few seem to be living up to their pledges as of now. The famous ’Paris Agreement’ of 2015 was glorified and celebrated that finally 196 countries have united with an intent to mitigate and reduce the greenhouse ga

Agnipath: benefits and challenges on the path ahead

The government this week announced the Tour of Duty or `Agnipath` scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Under this scheme new soldiers will be recruited only for four years. This radical and far-reaching scheme has attracted mixed reactions from various quarters. While some officials

Connecting credit card with UPI: What it means for you

UPI has become an integral part of our daily lives now. We use it to buy groceries, we use it to send money to friends and family, we use it to purchase tickets, book shows, pay the cab driver, and a whole host of other things due to the ease and availability of such a platform at our fingertips. The best

Visionary Talk: Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter