DBT resulted in Rs 50,000 crore savings: Amit Shah

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The Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) programme has resulted in savings worth Rs 50,000 crore for the government in the last three years as funds were directly transferred to 32 crore needy people, BJP president Amit Shah has said.

“The Aadhaar-linked DBT scheme has helped in plugging leakages, removing middlemen and eliminating ghost beneficiaries,” Shah said.

“Both direct and indirect taxes have observed a growth rate of 20 per cent, which is unprecedented in the history of independent India,” Shah further said, while quoting various accomplishments of the Narendra Modi- led government.

“On the economic front, the BJP-led government has performed very well. We are the fastest growing nation in the world and inflation by and large is under control,” he said.

“Highest urea production, largest gas connection distribution, record coal and power production, highest national highway and rural road construction, vehicle manufacturing, biggest ever software export and highest ever forex reserve,” Shah said, while Listing out the government’s high points during 2016-17.

“BJP had achieved the greatest political gain during the year,” he said.

“Interest rates have been reduced remarkably and fiscal deficit has been reined in at 3.9 per cent in 2015-16,” he further explained.

Shah further explained, “Under the NDA regime, the country saw a 5.1 per cent industrial growth and 4 per cent agriculture growth and also 45 per cent rise in FDI inflows, the BJP national president said, adding that exports also surged after registering a slowdown.”

With regard to Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said, “We have moved ahead with it and it will be implemented soon.”

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