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Govt. to speed up Aadhaar seeding, sees savings of Rs. 45,000 crore (adapted from The Hindu Business Line) 

1.    Over Rs.6,000 crore is transferred every month as cash benefits. At present, 56 schemes across 14 ministries are already using the DBT route to reach 29.86-crore beneficiaries. Almost 60 per cent of all beneficiaries’ data is Aadhaar seeded, though around 97 per cent of the adult population already has the number. Govt. expects nearly Rs.45,000 crore of savings once all accounts are seeded.

2.    The government, which is trying to lower its subsidy bill by plugging leakages, faces a problem that chunk of the beneficiaries still do not have Aadhaar seeding, though the DBT scheme has expanded significantly. The government is also hoping to bring in more schemes and ministries involved in cash transfers under the DBT platform.



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