`Andhra results a booster for operating cash transfer scheme`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 23:43

Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh): Aadhar Director General and Mission Director R S Sharma on Sunday said the `direct benefit scheme` could be implemented successfully in other parts of the country on the back of "good" results in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
"We have the confidence that we can implement the `direct benefit scheme` in the rest of the country with the success and good results it has yielded in East Godavari district," Sharma said after visiting Pennumarthi in Kakinada Mandal and Gollaprollu mandal.

He interacted with some of the beneficiaries of the scheme, launched recently by Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.

"The scheme could be implemented in other parts of the country without any confusion, as the amount is directly getting credited into the bank accounts of genuine beneficiaries, and elimination of irregularities," Sharma said, adding that East Godavari district has recorded a 96 per cent enrolment for Aadhar.

Gollaprollu mandal was selected as the model block for the ambitious scheme.
Sharma also visited fair price shops accompanied by district collector Neetu Kumari Prasad.

The collector said that transactions of Rs 3 lakh have taken place under the scheme so far in ten fair price shops.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 23:43

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