Number of Beneficiaries covered under National Family Benefit Scheme

Number of Beneficiaries covered under National Family Benefit Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5509
ANSWERED ON 05/04/2022

NATIONAL FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME

5509.  SHRI ASADUDDIN OWAISI

Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has reduced the fund allocation to the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) during the last five years and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government is aware of the declining number of beneficiaries under the scheme;

(c) if so, the details of the number of beneficiaries during the said period, State-wise;

(d) whether the Government is planning to cover households covered under the said Act within the purview of the NFBS; and

NATIONAL FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME

(e) whether the Government has done a social audit of the NFBS as mandated by the Supreme Court and if so, the details thereof and if not the reason therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a) & (b): Under National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS), which is a component of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households are entitled to get one-time lump-sum amount of Rs.20,000/- on the death of primary breadwinner aged more than 18 years and less than 60 years. Identification of beneficiaries, sanction and disbursement of benefit under the scheme is done by the States/ UTs. The funds under the NFBS are released on the basis of number of beneficiaries reported by the States/ Uts, subject to the ceiling number of beneficiaries. The details of funds released during last five years under NFBS are as under:

(Rs. In lakh)

FY

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Fund Released

62262.4

53039.6

60726.6

48138.7

37457.17


(c):  The details of number of beneficiaries covered under the NFBS during last five years are given in Annexure.

(d):      Presently, there is no proposal to revise the eligibility criteria under NFBS.

(e): Yes, sir. As per Guidelines of National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), all the States/ Uts have to conduct social audit of NSAP schemes, including NFBS, on regular basis. The Ministry has also issued separate guidelines for conducting Social Audit of NSAP schemes and conducted Pilot Social Audits in the States of Assam, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka.
Annexure referred in reply of part (c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 5509 due for answer on 05.04.2022

Number of beneficiaries covered under National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

Sl. No.

States/UTs

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

1

Andhra Pradesh

16359

10906

10906

10906

10906

2

Bihar

17929

35859

34951

16004

0

3

Chhattisgarh

6400

2925

10957

12801

2534

4

Goa

0

0

0

0

0

5

Gujarat

0

5348

10695

6859

8021

6

Haryana

6231

4154

4154

4090

822

7

Himachal Pradesh

684

1026

684

684

513

8

J & K

435

433

217

214

85

9

Jharkhand

0

0

369

4738

0

10

Karnataka

19107

18312

18312

18312

18312

11

Kerala

2179

0

4358

0

863

12

Madhya Pradesh

46239

28206

30826

26649

7432

13

Maharashtra

0

3476

23886

13735

9682

14

Odisha

24697

24697

12348

8060

14767

15

Punjab

0

0

368

0

1864

16

Rajasthan

6173

3578

0

0

0

17

Tamilnadu

0

8886

27331

9223

9223

18

Telangana

11691

7794

0

0

1543

19

Uttar Pradesh

101083

73075

73075

73075

69270

20

Uttarakhand

4808

1091

4808

2404

952

21

West Bengal

28729

21553

21553

21553

21549

NE States

22

Arunachal Pradesh

152

0

519

0

0

23

Assam

4978

1700

0

0

0

24

Manipur

335

235

335

335

1003

29

Meghalaya

390

282

781

391

0

26

Mizoram

197

197

197

197

197

27

Nagaland

535

268

802

535

535

28

Sikkim

150

220

86

158

44

29

Tripura

492

984

0

492

491

Union Territories

30

A&N Islands

0

0

0

0

42

31

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

0

32

D&N Haveli

0

0

0

0

0

Daman & Diu

0

0

0

0

0

33

NCT Delhi

2270

2270

2270

2270

1135

34

Ladakh

0

0

0

0

46

35

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

0

36

Puducherry

0

0

0

0

0

GRAND TOTAL

302245

257474

294790

233683

181831



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