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


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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.

 

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