Cash transfers do not benefit

Cash transfers do not benefit

Jitendra visited three districts in Rajasthan to meet people who are supposed beneficiaries of UPA government’s much-touted Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. He found the scheme has only increased the sufferings of the poor

Dash for cash

Dash for cash

Government unprepared but goes ahead with direct cash transfer

Transition  failure

Transition failure

With an eye on the 2014 general election, the UPA government is expanding its ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer programme that promises welfare as cash in bank accounts. But without any groundwork it is only creating more trouble for beneficiaries

Kind to cash

Kind to cash

The government has a plan to reach welfare to the poor without wasting money. It wants to put hard cash in their hands instead of spending on welfare programmes. To begin with, it wants to end the public distribution system of food grain and give money directly to the people. Its logic: the new system of cash transfer will plug leakages and save an enormous amount of money. But is it that simple? About 40 per cent of the poor are still not officially recognised. Richard Mahapatra finds out how cash transfer works and how ready is India for the shift in the delivery of welfare schemes

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  • Being in a rural branch of a

    Being in a rural branch of a bank for last few months what I have seen that people rarely use their accounts for saving purposes. For them banks are merely cash points. So whenever the pension or gas subsidy or anything from government is disbursed they will immediately withdraw it. Unlike the city folks they need their passbooks updated daily even if there is no cash. They hardly use ATMs and all these adding a lot of work pressure on the bank staff.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
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