Cash Transfer

  • Direct cash transfers: What money can buy 08-07-2013 12:55 PM

    "Lottery si lag gayi [it's as if I have won a lottery]," says Nagina, a beneficiary of the Delhi government's Annashree scheme, which gives poor families without access to ration shops Rs 600 a month, no questions asked. This is the difference between the subsidised price of food sold through...
  • Mamata questions UPA's hurry to pass Food Security Bill 04-06-2013 05:58 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the Congress-led UPA government on its "hurriedness" to pass the National Food Security Bill. "A special session of parliament is reportedly being convened shortly to consider and pass the National Food Security Bill. Is this the right time for UPA-II...
  • Direct cash transfer for LPG consumers starts today 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Direct transfer scheme for LPG cylinder subsidy has come into force from June 1. Under the scheme, the government will transfer Rs 435 directly in the bank accounts of LPG consumers in 18 districts of the country. Consumers will get the money each time they book for an...
  • DBT will be rolled out by end of FY14: Chidambaram 06-04-2013 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted there were problems in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has come out with a clarification saying the government is trying to resolve some issues. The scheme will be rolled out across the country by the...
  • Budget report card: Direct Cash Transfer 09-02-2013 11:08 PM

    On this episode we take a look at a scheme that has been built as the game changer for the UPA government. ...
  • Inside the Direct Cash Transfer debate 17-01-2013 11:53 AM

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  • Direct cash transfer: UPA faces opposition from within 01-01-2013 09:19 AM

    Sources say that many ministers opposed the scheme fearing that the hiccups in the scheme could hurt the party in the Lok Sabha polls. ...