Yojana Magazine: Issue February
The new year started with the announcement of the first phase of Direct
Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme rolled out in 20 districts of the country with 7
programmes under its ambit. The announcement has generated a lively debate on
the impact of this scheme and its multiple dimensions. Similar schemes in
various forms have been implemented in a number of countries in the world. We
have had programmes like Bolsa Familia in Brazil, Oportunidades in Mexico,
Samrudhi Kosh in Sri Lanka. This kind of programme has also been launched in
Bangladesh, Iran, Namibia and many other countries of Asia and Africa. The
cash-transfer of benefits has existed in India too as in case of payment of
scholarships, old age pensions etc.
Courtesy: Yojana Govt.