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As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home
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As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home

The shramik trains can take a few thousand of migrant workers back to their home towns. For the rest, whose numbers will still be considerable, their main problem, as lockdown continues, will be hunger, not the virus, and a further deepening of existing social and income inequalities.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Banking, insurance operations to continue during extended lockdown, says govt
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Banking, insurance operations to continue during extended lockdown, says govt

Issuing fresh guidelines for the second phase of the lockdown, which will be in effect till 3 May, the government on Wednesday said important financial services like banking and insurance will continue to function during the period to help people meet their financial needs

Coronavirus Outbreak: No dearth of cash, prepared to meet any demand during nationwide lockdown, say bankers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: No dearth of cash, prepared to meet any demand during nationwide lockdown, say bankers

Banks have enough cash to meet any demand in view of nationwide lockdown and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) commitments under Rs 1.7 lakh crore Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana package

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt to deposit Rs 1,000 in women PMJDY accounts in next two months in equal instalments
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt to deposit Rs 1,000 in women PMJDY accounts in next two months in equal instalments

Urging people not to believe rumours, the finance ministry on Thursday said Rs 500 has been deposited in each PMJDY account held by women for April and Rs 1,000 more will be given over the next two months in equal instalments

Coronavirus Outbreak: Banks to commence remitting Rs 500 per month to women PMJDY account holders from tomorrow
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Banks to commence remitting Rs 500 per month to women PMJDY account holders from tomorrow

Banks to commence remitting Rs 500 per month to women PMJDY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana) account holders from tomorrow

Government expected to push the pedal for agri reforms; here's a list of centre's schemes that can help
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Government expected to push the pedal for agri reforms; here's a list of centre's schemes that can help

With an increased focus on addressing the systemic challenges in the agriculture sector, the upcoming Budget may see greater attention on the agriculture sector covering policy reforms and technical intervention.

Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan plan till 30 Nov; move to help farmers buy crop inputs for Rabi season
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Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan plan till 30 Nov; move to help farmers buy crop inputs for Rabi season

Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers

Govt considering to give fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers under second phase of DBT scheme
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Govt considering to give fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers under second phase of DBT scheme

The government is seriously thinking of giving fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers under the second phase of implementation of direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme, a senior fertiliser ministry official said on Thursday

Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second term
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Narendra Modi govt returned to power on delivery of social infra projects; should focus on boosting employment, pvt investment in second term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was thus right in his assertion that the caste divide is artificial and the only real divide is rich-poor.

Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts inch towards Rs 1 lakh crore mark; total stand at Rs 96,107 crore
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Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts inch towards Rs 1 lakh crore mark; total stand at Rs 96,107 crore

The total balance in the Jan Dhan accounts, which has been steadily rising, was at Rs 97,665.66 crore as on 3 April, as per the latest government data

Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry
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Starvation deaths emerge as key poll issue in Jharkhand as ration card woes keep vulnerable groups hungry

Activists claim that anomalies in the public distribution system (PDS) in Jharkhand is a major contributor of malnutrition among children in the state, the BJP government in the state, however, denies these allegations

Telecom operators to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC documents, says COAI
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Telecom operators to erase Aadhaar data if customer gives alternative KYC documents, says COAI

The government Thursday said there is no threat of discontinuation of mobile numbers issued using Aadhaar, following the Supreme Court ruling that barred use of the national biometric ID by private companies.

Use of Aadhaar in banks, post offices to continue offline; enrolment, updating services norms to remain: UIDAI chief Ajay Pandey
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Use of Aadhaar in banks, post offices to continue offline; enrolment, updating services norms to remain: UIDAI chief Ajay Pandey

The UIDAI has said that the Supreme Court order restricting use of Aadhaar will have no bearing on enrolment and update services being carried out at banks, post offices and government premises.

DBT savings of Rs 90,000 cr: Narendra Modi govt must build on this in battle against a leaky welfare delivery system
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DBT savings of Rs 90,000 cr: Narendra Modi govt must build on this in battle against a leaky welfare delivery system

Did DBT really save the exchequer a colossal Rs 90,000 crore, and was this entirely due to elimination of 6 crore ghost beneficiaries, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech?

Narendra Modi’s unfulfilled promises: In 5th year, PM must take a hard look at opaque political funding rules
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Narendra Modi’s unfulfilled promises: In 5th year, PM must take a hard look at opaque political funding rules

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four years in office have never been unexciting as far as the government's reform-intent is concerned

Maharashtra govt says farmers to receive funds for irrigation wells, orchards through DBT scheme
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Maharashtra govt says farmers to receive funds for irrigation wells, orchards through DBT scheme

Farmers will now receive funds for irrigation wells and orchards directly into their bank accounts through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) method, Maharashtra minister for Employment Guarantee Schemes (EGS), Jaykumar Rawal, said today.

Rural Meghalaya’s long road to an ATM
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Rural Meghalaya’s long road to an ATM

The government must improve power supply, telecoms connectivity to make its digital dreams a reality. Easier ways to deposit and withdraw cash would be welcome.

NITI Aayog's new monitoring framework a game changer for ministries, says expenditure secretary
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NITI Aayog's new monitoring framework a game changer for ministries, says expenditure secretary

There is some monitoring of large infrastructure projects, but that happens with a lag.

Govt transfers Rs 1-lakh cr DBT subsidy to bank accounts, hopes to save Rs 75,000 cr this year
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Govt transfers Rs 1-lakh cr DBT subsidy to bank accounts, hopes to save Rs 75,000 cr this year

So far, the ambitious DBT scheme has received a mixed reaction from the consumers as well as the government agencies

Assam's small tea growers get identity card with QR code to enable trading on mobile app
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Assam's small tea growers get identity card with QR code to enable trading on mobile app

The Tea Board on Wednesday said it has initiated the process of issuance of an identity card with Quick Response Code to the small tea growers of Assam and the first batch of cards was distributed last week in the state's Bongaigaon district.