Dilli Annashree Yojna (DAY) is a pioneering initiative using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism to provide food security to households in Delhi which were left uncovered by existing food security schemes. The eldest woman of a vulnerable household is made the beneficiary, thus providing this scheme a gender-sensitive edge. Since its implementation, the scheme has covered more than 1,00,000 families in Delhi. Women beneficiaries felt that cash served the dual purpose of food security along with social security in case of illness, especially in occupationally vulnerable families.
This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 123.