Aadhaar for everyone in Karnataka by June 2014: CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the state will achieve 100% Aadhaar enrollment by June next year. He added that about 2.4 crore people in the state have been already issued Aadhaar number while about 2.2 crore other people have gone through the Aadhaar enrollment procedure. The government will also setup more enrollment camps at the hobli level.

LPG subsidy through DBT scheme has marked a significant amount of transactions within 6 weeks of its launch taking the total number of transactions to cross 2.3 million mark amounting to a sum of Rs. 91 crore subsidy directly into bank accounts of LPG consumers. Oil and Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily who called the program a ‘tremendous success’ said that so far about 1.25 million families have got benefited through this scheme. He added that the implementation spans across 19 districts of the country covering 7.2 million LPG consumers through 600 gas distributors.

Despite limitations in the present system, country can witness a nation-wide rollout of the DBT for LPG subsidy scheme from January next year. Finance Minister Chidambaram said that the scheme will be extended across the nation by year end. An official declaration regarding this is anticipated in the next few days. The government is in a hurry so that the implementation can be covered to maximum territory of the country before the 2014 General Elections. Launch of pilot project in 18 districts has witnessed numerous anomalies which could also prove to be a setback for the scheme.

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