NEW DELHI: A milestone today is that the ‘Pahal’ scheme has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest cash transfer program (households).
The government launched the ‘Pahal’ scheme in 54 districts of the country on November 15, 2014, and in remaining districts of the country on January 1, 2015.
As on August 13, 2015, 13.9 crore LPG consumers have joined the Pahal scheme.
LPG consumers, who join the Pahal scheme, will get the LPG cylinders at market price and receive LPG subsidy (as per their entitlement) directly into their bank accounts.
This scheme has enabled substantive savings in subsidy.