Aadhaar based DCT will reduce poverty : PM

With almost 2 more weeks remaining in the beginning of the much hyped Aadhaar based Direct Cash Transfer scheme, the UIDAI is making every effort to cover up the maximum population left for the Aadhaar number particularly in those 51 districts where the scheme is expected to commence on New Year. The evident of this fact can be found in the schools, colleges and villages where the UIDAI is holding Aadhaar enrollment camps in the next 2 to 3 weeks. To achieve this, the UIDAI will get assistance from the banks for enrolling the people.

Before the beginning of this month, 19 out of these 51 districts had less than 60% population enrolled for Aadhaar and majority of these districts comes from Jharkhand, Haryana and Rajasthan. The government has also said that those who do not have their Aadhaar number will not miss the benefits of these 34 schemes to be implemented in the 51 districts from the next month.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the government is implementing such type of scheme to contest the poverty in the nation. He was speaking at the annual general meeting of the FICCI held in Delhi. He added that the government is keen to implement Aadhaar based DCT scheme to directly provide the benefits to the needy people. He also said that such type of Aadhaar based scheme will also check the problem of venality to a great extent. The PMO has already informed all the ministries to get prepared on a war footing for the deadline ending this month.

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