Fertiliser Subsidy Through Aadhaar Coming Soon: Economic Affairs Secretary
March 12, 2016: Finance ministry is going to roll out direct benefit transfer (DBT) for fertilizer subsidy very soon. This announcement has been made by the secretary of Economic Affairs today. Yesterday, the Lok Sabha has approved a bill to grant statutory backing to Aadhaar.
"Now, the idea is to roll it out in respect of other subsidies like fertilizer and food. It will be done slowly and calibrated manner without creating any disruption or without creating any difficulties for ultimate beneficiaries," Economic Affairs Secretary said.
Aadhaar card is the unique identity number of every citizen in India. It has been used for the transfer of LPG subsidy. For fertilizer subsidy, the use of Adhaar card is under discussion. It will be launched very soon.