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Technology has plugged leaks in transferring benefits to the poor: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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Building trust in people is crucial for good governance, Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Visakhapatnam:

The government’s adoption of technology for the transfer of benefits to targeted people has sealed leaks and ensured good governance, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Speaking at the NT Rama Rao Memorial Lecture on Friday, she said: “What Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has done is by embracing technology that he has contained the leaky bucket process. There is no has no leaks, the beneficiary who should get this money gets it”. .

Technology has become a great instrument through which human folly and temptation are contained, she told the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM).

“Today the way we have embraced technology ensures that the benefits reach the general public, one of the goals of good governance has been achieved,” Nirmala Sitharaman said in a GITAM press release, quoting Nirmala Sitharaman.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Modi said that the government has so far transferred Rs 25 lakh crore through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

“I’m not saying it’s foolproof. Ingenuity will have an element in which people will even know how to hack this, but now it’s certain that who should get what happens absolutely without any kind of theft. Good governance is to look for instruments with which you are able to implement the objectives,” she said.

Insisting on the mantra of government – ​​minimum government, maximum governance, she said there should be adequate government presence where it is needed, and no more.

Building trust in people is crucial for good governance, she said.

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