152.5 crore Aadhaar authentications done in July 2022


Aadhaar registration, usage and adoption is progressing well across India, and by the end of July 2022, more than 134.11 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated so far for the residents.


Residents successfully updated 1.47 crore Aadhaars in the month of July, and till date (end of July) 63.55 crore Aadhaar numbers have been successfully updated following requests from the residents. These updation requests are related to demographic as well as biometric updates done at both physical Aadhaar centres, and by using the online Aadhaar platform.


In July, 152.5 crore authentication transactions were carried out via Aadhaar. A majority of these monthly transaction numbers were done by using fingerprint biometric authentication (122.57 crore), followed by demographic authentications.


As of end July 2022, a cumulative number of 7855.24 crore Aadhaar authentications have been carried out so far, as against 7702.74 crore such authentications by the end of June.


During July, more than 53 lakh Aadhaars were generated, of these, a majority were of children below the age of 18 years (0-18 age group). Aadhaar saturation level among adult residents is now near universal, and the overall saturation level is 93.41%. At least 26 states and UTs have now a saturation of over 90%.


Aadhaar, a digital infrastructure of good governance, is a catalyst of both ease of living and ease of doing business. The digital ID is helping various ministries and departments in the centre and at states in improving efficiency, transparency and delivery of welfare services to the targeted beneficiaries. Around 900 social welfare schemes in the country run by both centre and states have been notified to use Aadhaar till date.


Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) has been playing a key role in delivering benefits via welfare schemes including direct benefit transfer for LPG, MGNREGA, and national social assistance program or NASP. All the APB transactions during the month of July involved an amount of Rs. 12511 crore.


Whether it is e-KYC, Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) for last mile banking, or Aadhaar enabled DBT, Aadhaar has been playing a stellar role in supporting Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India.


In July, the number of e-KYC transactions executed via Aadhaar was 22.84 crore. The cumulative number of e-KYC transactions so far increased from 1226.39 crore in June to 1249.23 crore in July. An e-KYC transaction is done following consent from the Aadhaar holder, and eliminates physical paperwork, and in-person verification often required for KYC registrations.


More than 1507 crores of last mile banking transactions have been made possible through the use of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) and the network of micro ATMs. It has enabled financial inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid. In July alone, 22.37 crore number of AEPS transactions were carried out across India.


Note: UIDAI is starting a monthly bulletin underlining achievements and progress of Aadhaar. Media is requested to note that some of the data points may undergo minor updates subsequently.


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SAI sanctions Rs 1.28 Crore for participation of 30 Wrestlers at Sr. Asian Championship in Mongolia


Tokyo Olympian Anshu Malik is looking forward to the Senior Asian Championships in Mongolia, starting April 19, as a much-needed exposure competition ahead of Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. A total of 20 wrestlers from the men’s team across the Freestyle and Greco-Roman categories and ten from the women’s team will compete at the event.


The tour has been sanctioned at cost to the Government to the of an overall of Rs 1.28 Crore for both teams. The competition in Mongolia is seen as a good exposure competition ahead of the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, scheduled later this year. Tokyo 2020 medalists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, among others, will also be competing in Mongolia.


“I have been a part of various international camps and I’m happy to get all these world-class facilities at the SAI national centre of excellence on Lucknow,” said Anshu. “I thank the Wrestling Federation of India too for setting up the camp here ahead of the Sr. Asian Championship and the CWG and Asian Games this year.


“Me and my teammates are looking forward to the best of performance from the upcoming tournaments,” added Anshu.


While the women’s team has been a part of the SAI Lucknow training centre, the men’s wrestlers have been a part of the SAI regional centre Sonepat ahead of the Sr Asian Championship.


List of participants:


Men’s team: Freestyle – Ravi Dahiya, Mangal Kadiyan, Bajrang Punia, Naveen, Yash, Gourav Baliyan, Deepak Punia, Viky, Satyawart Kadiyan, Anirudh Kumar; Greco-Roman – Arjun Halakurki, Gyanender, Neeraj, Sachin Sehrawat, Vikas, Sajan, Harpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar, Ravi, Prem.


Women’s team: Manisha, Swati Shinde, Sushma Shokeen, Anshu Malik, Sarita Mor, Manisha, Radhika, Sonika Hooda, Nikki, Sudesh.


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Rs. 21,741 Crore Tied Grants For Drinking Water & Sanitation Sector Under 15th Finance Commission Released To States In 2021-22


The 15th Finance Commission (FC) has recommended a total of Rs. 2,36,805 Crore for duly constituted Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) in 28 States for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26. The commission has recommended a total of Rs. 1,42,083 Crore as tied grant for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26, for maintenance of ODF status, supply of drinking water, rainwater harvesting and water recycling. For FY 2020-21, 15th FC had recommended Rs. 30,375 Crore as Tied Grant to RLBs of 28 States and for FY 2021-22, Rs. 26,941 Crore was recommended.


During 2021-22 out of total Rs. 26,941 Crore, Rs. 21,741.03 Crore has been released as tied grants till 31st March 2022, out of which Rs. 13,429.70 Crore has been released as 1st installment to 27 States and Rs. 8,311.33 Crore as 2nd installment to 13 States.


Out of the total grant earmarked for Panchayati Raj institutions, 60 percent is earmarked for drinking water & sanitation sector as tied grant and 40 percent as untied grant and is to be utilized at the discretion of the Panchayati Raj institutions for improving basic services in the panchayats.


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In 2020-21 (Dec-Nov), 302.30 crore litres of ethanol was supplied to OMCs thereby achieving 8.1% blending levels, which is historically the highest


The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed about the State-wise list of supplied quantities of ethanol which were produced by distilleries in the country and supplied to Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for blending with petrol along with the blending percentage achieved under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme during  last three Ethanol Supply Years (ESY) (Dec-Nov) 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and current ESY 2021-22.


            Supply of ethanol to OMCs was only 38 crore litres with blending levels of only 1.53 % in ESY 2013-14. Production of fuel grade ethanol and its supply to OMCs has increased by 8 times from 2013-14 to 2020-21.  In ESY 2020-21 (Dec-Nov), 302.30 crore litres of ethanol has been supplied to OMCs thereby achieving 8.1% blending levels, which is historically highest. In the current ESY 2021-22, about 113 crore litres ethanol have been blended with petrol till 13.03.2022 thereby achieving 9.45% blending. In current ESY 2021-22,10% blending target is likely to be achieved. The Government has fixed 20% blending target for year 2025 which is also likely to be achieved.


            The Central Government has taken various measures in past 3 years to increase the production of ethanol to meet the blending target which are enumerated as under:


  1. Extending financial assistance in the form of interest subvention @ 6% per annum or 50% of rate of interest charged by banks/financial institutions whichever is lower for five years including one year moratorium;
  2. The Government has been fixing remunerative prices of ethanol produced from different feed-stocks for supply of ethanol to OMCs for every Ethanol Supply Year;
  3. Amended the Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951 to ensure free movement of ethanol in the country;
  4. Reduced Goods & Service Tax (GST) on ethanol meant for Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme from 18% to 5%;
  5. FCI Rice & maize also allowed as feedstock;
  6. Interest subvention scheme extended to grain based distilleries;


  • vii. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by banks for faster loans sanctioning;


  1. Environmental Clearance procedures simplified by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change;
  2. Enhancement of storage capacities to store ethanol started by Oil Marketing Companies;
  3. Notification for 20% blending from April, 2023 issued;
  4. Use of automotive fuel E12 (12% ethanol with 88% petrol) & E15 notified;


  • xii. Notification for direct sale of E100 by OMCs issued;


  1. E20 material compatible vehicles being launched from April, 2023 and E20 engine compatible vehicles being launched from April, 2025;
  2. Flexi-fuel engine & components (capable of running up to E85 fuel) included under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.


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Sl. No.

States/UTs

ESY-wise Quantity of ethanol supplied/blended along with blending percentage achieved under EBP Programme

2018-19

 2019-20

2020-21

2021-22(upto 13.3.2022)

Quantity Supplied (in Crore Litres)

Blending Percentage

Quantity Supplied (in Crore Litres)

Blending Percentage

Quantity Supplied  (in Crore Litres)

Blending Percentage

Quantity Supplied   (in Crore Litres)

Blending Percentage

1

Andaman & Nicobar









2

Andhra Pradesh

10.2

6.1

5.3

3.36

15.4

8.5

5.6

10.3

3

Bihar

6.8

6.6

8.4

8.19

10

8

5.3

9.11

4

Chandigarh


6.7


8.87

1.3

8.9


9.93

5

Chhattisgarh

3.3

3.8

4.7

6.22

7.5

8.4

2.4

9.26

6

Daman & Diu & Nagar Haveli


7.15


4.15

0.4

8.9


10.16

7

Delhi

8.4

6.6

6.7

7.28

9

9.4

3.4

9.65

8

Goa

1.2

4.6

0.8

4.83

2.1

9

0.7

9.74

9

Gujarat

13.4

6

12.4

6.35

20.8

9.5

5.9

10.02

10

Haryana

12.4

8.4

13.1

9.53

14

9.7

5.1

10.06

11

Himachal Pradesh

0.1

4.8

1.6

7.86

3.4

9.4

0.7

10.03

12

Jammu & Kashmir





1.6

7

0.1

8.85

13

Jharkhand

0.1

0.1

2.4

3.77

4.6

6.1

1.3

7.28

14

Karnataka

19.4

7

18.8

7.26

24.4

9

8.9

10.37

15

Kerala


0.2


0.05

8.6

4.4

6.9

10.07

16

Ladakh






4.1


1.44


























17

Madhya Pradesh

9.3

5.1

10.2

6.32

16.3

8.6

5.1

9.7

18

Maharashtra

29.8

6.6

21.9

5.67

38.5

9

13.5

10.12

19

Odisha


0.1

0.4

0.37

4.4

4

2.8

7.87

20

Pondicherry


1


0.41

0.7

4.4


9.52

21

Punjab

10.4

7.4

11.5

9.14

12.5

9.9

4.6

10.07

22

Rajasthan

4.1

2

2.7

1.41

13.2

6.7

5.5

9.74

23

Tamil Nadu

7.5

2.1

3.5

1.05

26.6

7.7

10.4

9.49

24

Telangana

8.9

5.4

4.7

3.14

14.2

8.2

5.3

10.57

25

Uttar Pradesh

38.7

9

40.2

9.48

45.3

9.8

15.3

10.26

26

Uttarakhand

2.5

8.3

2.4

9.69

4

9.3

0.8

9.59

27

West Bengal

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.14

3.5

2.4

2.7

6.32

28

Arunachal Pradesh








0.06

29

Assam







0.9

2.21

30

Manipur








2.28

31

Meghalaya








3.54

32

Mizoram








2.14

33

Nagaland








0.43

34

Sikkim








2.05

35

Tripura








2.47


Total

188.8

5%

173.1

5%

302.3

8.10%

113.2

9.45%




Note:     Against some states mentioned above, the quantity of ethanol supplied/blended has been indicated as Nil whereas blending percentage has been indicated . This is due to the fact that in such states, instead of supplying ethanol for blending, directly blended fuel was supplied.


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Rs 1,33,026 crore Gross GST Revenue collected for February 2022


The gross GST revenue collected in the month of February 2022 is Rs 1,33,026 crore of which CGST is Rs 24,435 crore, SGST is Rs 30,779 crore, IGST is Rs 67,471crore (including Rs 33,837 crore collected on import of goods) and cess is Rs 10,340 crore (including Rs 638 crore collected on import of goods).


The government has settled Rs 26,347 crore to CGST and Rs 21,909 crore to SGST from IGST. The total revenue of Centre and the States in the month of February 2022 after regular settlement is Rs 50,782 crore for CGST and Rs 52,688 crore for the SGST.


The revenues for the month of February 2022 are 18% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year and 26% higher than the GST revenues in February 2020. During the month, revenues from import of goods was 38% higher and the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 12% higher than the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.


February, being a 28-day month, normally witnesses revenues lower than that in January. This high growth during February 2022 should also be seen in the context of partial lockdowns, weekend and night curfews and various restrictions that were put in place by various States due to the omicron wave, which peaked around 20th January.


This is for the fifth time GST collection has crossed Rs 1.30 lakh crore mark. Since implementation of GST, for the first time, GST cess collection crossed Rs 10,000 crore mark, which signifies recovery of certain key sectors, especially, automobile sales.


The chart below shows trends in monthly gross GST revenues during the current year. The table shows the state-wise figures of GST collected in each State during the month of February 2022 as compared to February 2021.





State-wise growth of GST Revenues during February 2022[1]













































State Name

Feb-21

Feb-22

Growth

Jammu and Kashmir

330

326

-1%

Himachal Pradesh

663

657

-1%

Punjab

1,299

1,480

14%

Chandigarh

149

178

20%

Uttarakhand

1,181

1,176

0%

Haryana

5,590

5,928

6%

Delhi

3,727

3,922

5%

Rajasthan

3,224

3,469

8%

Uttar Pradesh

5,997

6,519

9%

Bihar

1,128

1,206

7%

Sikkim

222

222

0%

Arunachal Pradesh

61

56

-9%

Nagaland

35

33

-6%

Manipur

32

39

20%

Mizoram

21

24

15%

Tripura

63

66

4%

Meghalaya

147

201

37%

Assam

946

1,008

7%

West Bengal

4,335

4,414

2%

Jharkhand

2,321

2,536

9%

Odisha

3,341

4,101

23%

Chhattisgarh

2,453

2,783

13%

Madhya Pradesh

2,792

2,853

2%

Gujarat

8,221

8,873

8%

Daman and Diu

3


-92%

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

235

260

11%

Maharashtra

16,104

19,423

21%

Karnataka

7,581

9,176

21%

Goa

344

364

6%

Lakshadweep


1

74%

Kerala

1,806

2,074

15%

Tamil Nadu

7,008

7,393

5%

Puducherry

158

178

13%

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

23

22

-5%

Telangana

3,636

4,113

13%

Andhra Pradesh

2,653

3,157

19%

Ladakh

9

16

72%

Other Territory

134

136

1%

Center Jurisdiction

129

167

29%

Grand Total

88,102

98,550

12%




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