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Punjab arthiyas to go on strike over DBT scheme

April 10, 2021 6:01 am

State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday had said the state government was left with “no choice” but to implement the DBT scheme from the current season as Centre said it will not lift the grains if the new system was not followed.

Punjab gives in, will implement DBT for farmers

April 09, 2021 12:44 am

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who led the delegation to Union minister Piyush Goyal, said, “He told us to go back and follow the system. He told us either we follow the new system or they would not procure our crop."

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh writes to Prime Minister Modi : Opposes DBT for farmers

March 25, 2021 2:24 am

The ahrtiyas and farmers have long-standing relations, he pointed out, questioning the need to change the system when it was working very well.

Ahead of DBT roll-out next January, centre plans to double dealers’ commission on urea

September 07, 2017 2:11 am

While the national exchequer would contribute Rs 113 per tonne, urea producers would have to forgo Rs 107 per tonne as the incentive given to manufacturers for neem coating the fertilizer would be brought down to Rs 161 per tonne from the existing Rs 268 per tonne.

DBT has led to significant savings in MGNREGA, PDS, LPG: PM Modi review meeting

May 10, 2016 5:02 pm

The Prime Minister asked all departments concerned to ensure that as the new mechanisms are put in place, they do not result in causing inconvenience to any beneficiary.

Convert DBT accounts to Jan Dhan, Centre tells ministries, depts

January 19, 2016 1:07 am

Move likely to double number of Jan Dhan Yojana accounts

Subsidy reform: Seeding DBT on the ground

December 10, 2015 9:33 am

“I got the money (subsidy on the seed) without any problem. It’s better than buying at Rs 1,280, which is what I am effectively paying for the two bags,” says Ahmed.

Another Kind Of Welfare

July 30, 2015 12:00 am

We need an informed debate on cash transfers, not ideological positioning.

Centre to launch DBT scheme for food, kerosene in 3 UTs

July 03, 2015 3:03 am

On rationalisation of food and fertiliser subsidy, Subramanian said, “I think different parts of the government, both individually and collectively, are coming out with ideas.”

Legal status, lack of coordination holding up Aadhaar and DBT

June 05, 2015 12:59 am

The SC directive that Aadhaar can’t be made mandatory for any service — which the government can’t oppose until Aadhaar gets legal validity — has complicated the issue.