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.
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
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
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
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
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
Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was thus right in his assertion that the caste divide is artificial and the only real divide is rich-poor.
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
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
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
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
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four years in office have never been unexciting as far as the government's reform-intent is concerned
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.
There is some monitoring of large infrastructure projects, but that happens with a lag.
So far, the ambitious DBT scheme has received a mixed reaction from the consumers as well as the government agencies
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.