|Chennai||Rs. 24840.00 (-0.36%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 25460.00 (-0.16%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 25450.00 (2.21%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 25000.00 (0%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24700.00 (0%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 25050.00 (1.42%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 24930.00 (1.63%)|
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the government is determined to plug in the leakages in the implementation of developmental programmes meant for the poor and the deprived of the country.
"To achieve this, the Government, which made a modest and cautious beginning on the 1st January, 2013, has announced rolling out of the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme throughout the country," he said while presenting the Union Budget 2013-14 in the Parliament on Thursday.
Making a promise to the poor to ensure handing over the money meant for them in their own hands, Chidambaram said that nearly 11 Lakhs beneficiaries have received the benefits directly into their bank accounts.