The UPA government’s cash transfer scheme was launched in Andhra Pradesh Sunday by union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.
The Aadhar-enabled Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme (DBTS) was launched in Gollaprolu village in East Godavari district in the presence of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and senior officials.
East Godavari in coastal Andhra is one the four districts in the state where the scheme is being launched as part of the nationwide rollout of DBTS in the first phase.
Jairam Ramesh paid a Rs.500 social security pension to Nilla Satyanarayana, a physically challenged person, using a micro ATM, to formally launch the scheme.
“You need not run to banks or post-offices to get money. Money will come to you at your doorstep,” he told the villagers.