With the implementation of DBT scheme, the subsidy amount will be directly transferred into bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries thereby eliminating the chances of leakage and delays in the supply of foodgrains, if any, an official release said.
As per provision under National Food Security Act, 2013, two categories of households have been defined Priority Household (PH) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Households.
The eligible PH are entitled to receive 5 kg of foodgrains per member/unit and the AAY household for a total of 35 kg of foodgrains (in 3:2 ratio of wheat and rice at Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg, respectively).
An official spokesperson said the subsidy amount for September amounting to Rs 1.68 crore under the scheme has been transferred directly into the Aadhaar seeded bank accounts of eligible households/beneficiaries.
A total of 41,167 households with 1,78,247 units (41,111 Priority Households and 56 AAY households) have been identified for transfer of cash subsidy amount into their respective bank accounts.