Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday (April 3) said the process of providing financial assistance of ₹1,000 to every ration card-holding family should be expedited by completing the Aadhaar seeding exercise.
Kumar had on Thursday launched a drive to extend the financial aid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system.
A sum of ₹184.08 crore was transferred on the inaugural day of the scheme into the bank accounts of about 18.40 lakh people, officials said.
“Payment for providing the amount (₹1,000 to each ration card-holding family) must be expedited in order to provide the benefit to all the remaining beneficiaries at the earliest,” the chief minister said.
Kumar was speaking at a meeting convened to review the steps and measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Bihar.