Mega Cash Transfer in Battle Covid-19
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The government launched on Friday one of the largest schemes in history, including the deposit of more than Rs 30 billion rupees in the women's account, as well as Rs 5 billion rupees in the linked accounts of eight million poor crore households provided under. ''
On the first day of PM Jan Dhan's transfer scheme, 500 rupees were deposited in the accounts of 4 crore women, and the government ordered the banks to ensure that the inactive accounts were reactivated to ensure that no beneficiary was left out. The mega-exercise, which will see deposits based on the last digit of the account number, saw several thousand account holders visit their nearest bank branches and ATMs, although commercial correspondents have been pressured to ensure immediate delivery of the benefits. All accounts will receive funds by April 9.
While the banks said they had made all the arrangements for the orderly withdrawal, there were cases of overcrowding. Some branches also faced pressure because they agreed with pensioners who came to collect their monthly pension.
Similarly, the transfer of funds for the purchase of three free cooking gas cylinders for April has begun. State-run fuel retailers will transfer funds before May 4 and June in advance so beneficiaries can buy LPG cylinders under a Rs 1.7 lakh-crore relief package for the poor, which includes a gas cylinder for cooking free for three months. Ujjwala consumers will have the option of getting three regular 14.2 kg refills or up to eight 5 kg cylinders, commonly known as Chhotua.
Ujjwala has established itself as an important vehicle for social change and will re-emerge as a key player in the fight against India, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan He told the ground leaders that they implemented the scheme when he started a series of interactive video conference sessions with more than 700 district nodal officers (DNO).
In the event that a Ujjwala consumer does not take all three cylinders by June, they can use the money to purchase a refill anytime until March 2021.
Pradhan told Indian officials nOil, HPCL and BPCL to ensure the delivery of the free LPG cylinders to Ujjwala consumers without affecting the overall supply rate. The three government fuel retailers are delivering 60 lakh of cylinders a day, or 15% more than usual.