New Delhi: More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday.
There are around 1,88,259 anganwadi centres in the state and according to the ministry, more than 18 lakh children are enrolled under the scheme. “The information was provided to us by the state after we asked them to conduct an inquiry. The fake beneficiaries are actually those who do not exist but were drawing benefit from the scheme for so long. The ghost beneficiaries have been removed from the list,” a Ministry official told IANS.
The official stated that linking of the Aadhaar card for drawing benefits has helped the government to remove the ghost beneficiaries. (IANS)
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