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Yogi govt to maintain cow shelters through DBT

Process of transferring funds through DBT to begin from July 10





Lucknow: As per the information provided in a presentation during a video conference with Chief Secretary Durgashankar Mishra, the Yogi government has decided to make payments for the feeding and nurturing of cows at both active and under-construction cow shelters as well as he shelters’ maintenance in the state through Go-Ashray Portal using DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer).

The payment for the month of July will be made through DBT only, and the process of fund transfer through DBT will commence from July 10.

Data for approx 6,000 shelters has been uploaded

According to the information available, the data for 5919 cow shelters has been uploaded and locked on the Go-Ashray portal. On July 5, training for master trainers for DBT will take place, while on July 7, training for all relevant Block Development Officers, Gram Panchayat, Development Officers, and Accountants will be conducted.

Similarly, the process of Aadhaar feeding, account verification of delivery participants is going on, and the process for transfer of funds through the DBT process will start on July 10.

Separate accounts required for DBT

The Chief Secretary was informed that the Aadhaar feeding is very less in Lalitpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Bulandshahr, Jaunpur, Farrukhabad, Meerut, Jalaun, Bahraich, and Fatehpur. Meanwhile, many shelters in Hapur, Firozabad, Agra, Banda and Gorakhpur are operated by the same NGO with a single account number. Notably, separate account for each shelter is required for DBT.