DBT via JAM trinity saved subsidies worth $10 billion: PM Narendra Modi

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AadhaarDirect Benefit Transfer (DBT) through Jan Dhan Accounts, Mobile numbers, and Aadhaar has helped the government in saving subsidy worth Rs $10 billion, claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While addressing a conference in New Delhi, technology has helped in breaking barriers and ensure the efficient service delivery, good governance and improved access to education and health services.

Addressing the Global Conference on Cyber Space here, he said technology breaks barriers and has led to efficient service delivery, governance and improved access to education and health.

Emphasising on Government’s goal of ensuring holistic empowerment, he said,“The government is committed to empowerment through digital access.”

Technology in association with Jan Dhan Accounts promoted under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna and biometric identification via Aadhaar together called as JAM trinity has helped the government in saving $ 10 billion in subsidies by plugging leakages, the Prime Minister added.

“India is keen to find innovative and scalable solutions in education and healthcare using digital technology,” said Modi.