FM Sitharaman announces Direct Benefit Transfer for different sections of society

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced one-time amount of additional Rs 1000 in two installments through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) over 3 months to be given to old-age, divyang and pensioners. "20 crore Women Jan Dhan account holders covered ex-gratia of Rs 500 per month for the next three months," announces FM Sitharaman. The FM further announced that under Ujjawala Scheme, around 8.3 crore BPL families will be given free cylinders for 3 months.