Union Government’s ambitious Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (PAHAL) scheme has been acknowledged as the world’s largest cash transfer program (households) by the Guinness Book of World Records.

 Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (PAHAL) scheme

The scheme was formally launched as Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG subsidy.

It was modified and christened as PaHal.

Under the scheme, subsidized liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders are sold at market rates and consumers are entitled to receive LPG subsidy directly into their bank accounts.

It is done either through bank account or Aadhaar linkage. Currently it covers more than 9.75 crore LPG consumers across the country.