Gov’t Has Disbursed Village Funds to 34,053 Villages: Minister

By : Nata Kesuma | Saturday, April 17 2021 - 03:12 IWST

Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Abdul Halim Iskandar
Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Abdul Halim Iskandar

INDUSTRY.co.id - The Government has disbursed Rp 11.361 trillion of Village Fund as of 12 April 2021, according to Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Abdul Halim Iskandar.

“Of the total Rp 72 trillion-budget for the Village Funds this year, Rp 11.361 trillion has been disbursed into 34,053 villages or accounts for 45 percent of the total 74,961 villages in Indonesia,” the Minister said in Jakarta, Thursday (15/04).

Abdul Halim said that Villages Ministry is committed to speeding up the Village Funds distribution so that it can be immediately utilized by villages.

He went on to say that the villages that had received the Village Funds should immediately distribute the Village Cash Transfer (BLT) to the recipients.

The acceleration of the distribution is important to help the recipients to fulfill their needs during the fasting month of Ramadan.

In the meantime, the Minister said that the Government’s policy to ban mudik (the annual exodus during Eid al-Fitr period) would bring an impact on reducing the economic activity of the villagers during this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration.

To overcome the impact, the Villages Ministry seeks to make optimum disbursement of Village Funds for Village Cash Transfer and Village Cash for Work programs, and to support the existing social safety net programs, including the Family Hope Program (PKH), Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT), and Staple Food Assistance program.

Abdul Halim further said that the Village Cash Transfer and Village Cash to Work programs are of particular importance to increase the people’s purchasing power in villages.

“Even though the programs cannot replace the potential velocity of money during the exodus season of Eid al- Fitr, the social safety net programs will help the villages to overcome the impact,” the Minister said. (UN)

News Comment

Today's Industry

NORD-DuoDrive.jpg: The innovative and patented DuoDrive geared motor reaches outstanding system efficiency Image: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 14:00 WIB

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS at LogiMAT in Stuttgart From 31st May to 2nd June 2022 NORD will present innovative drive solutions for intralogistics

The specialist LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart offers as comprehensive overview of the intralogistics and process management market. As one of the market leaders for drive technology, NORD presents…

(Photo: © 2022 KRAIBURG TPE)

Selasa, 17 Mei 2022 - 11:23 WIB

TPE unleashes benefits for pet accessories

The pet care market is rapidly expanding as pet ownership increases, as does spending on pet food, grooming tools, and accessories. Pet owners are significantly concerned about the prevalence…

Sergey Sedov, Founder and CEO of Robocash Group

Jumat, 13 Mei 2022 - 16:15 WIB

Robocash Group reached 2 BN USD of disbursement and issued audited financial report of 2021

Robocash Group publishes the audited combined financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group reached an all-time high 2 BN USD of issued financing and is expected to increase…

PT Sariguna Primatirta Tbk (Tanobel Group)

Jumat, 13 Mei 2022 - 15:45 WIB

Demand Increases, CLEO Recorded IDR307.7 Billion Sales in Q1-2022

PT Sariguna Primatirta Tbk (Tanobel Group), a public company and manufacturer of Bottled Drinking Water (AMDK) with the IDX ticker code: CLEO: IJ, recorded a 30% increase in sales reaching IDR307.7…

TopWorx DX PST with HART 7 monitors and tests valve assemblies, providing detailed data and diagnostics and enabling the digital transformation of process applications.

Jumat, 13 Mei 2022 - 15:15 WIB

Emerson’s New Emergency Shutdown Discrete Valve Controller Improves Safety, Uptime in Hazardous Applications

Emerson introduced the TopWorxTM DX PST with HART® 7. Units provide valuable valve data and diagnostic information, enabling the digital transformation of process applications.