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The Direct Benefit Transfer System: Made in India


  • M. H. Suryanarayana

    () (International Poverty Centre)


Excessive public expenditure as a result of leakages, inefficiencies and high transaction costs of social welfare programmes is a major policy concern in India today. The 2004?05 National Sample Survey showed that 70 per cent of thebeneficiaries of the targeted Below Poverty Line (BPL) food distribution andAntyodaya Anna Yojana programmes in rural areas and 43 per cent in urbanareas had an income above the eligibility level (Government of India, 2007). (?)

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  • M. H. Suryanarayana, 2013. "The Direct Benefit Transfer System: Made in India," One Pager 200, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:200

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