Social welfare budget achievement hits R81 trillion: minister

Aid serves as a buffer against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising global commodity prices.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – About 81 trillion rupees ($5.6 billion) of the social welfare budget was realized by the end of March 2022, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati informed on Wednesday during the conference of virtual press on the state budget KiTA.

The amount includes the budget for the National Economic Recovery (PEN) social welfare program, which reached 22.6 trillion rupees ($1.57 billion), and the non-PEN or regular social welfare program of 58 .3 trillion rupees ($4.04 billion). , she says.

Achievement of PEN social protection expenditure through Ministries/Institutions (K/L), non-K/L, as well as Regional and Village Transfer Fund (TKDD) program reached Rp 18.7 trillion (1.29 billion dollars), or 0 Rp. 8 trillion (55.48 million dollars) and 3.1 trillion rupees (214.9 million dollars), respectively, she informed.

PEN social protection expenditure incl.
udes Cooking Oil Cash Assistance (BLT) for 18.3 million families, Village BLT for 4.4 million families and TKDD for 3.4 million families.

Meanwhile, the achievement of non-PEN social welfare regular expenditure through K/L and non-K/L has been set at 19.8 trillion rupees (1.37 billion) and 38.5 trillion rupees (2 .67 billion), respectively.

The realization of social protection assistance expenditure through K/L was carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Social Affairs disbursed the budget for the first stage of the Family Hope Program (PKH) for 10 million families and basic assistance cards for 18.8 million families.

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The budget was also distributed by the Ministry of Health to 83 million Beneficiaries of Fund Assistance (PBI) of the National Health Insurance (JKN) program.

In addition, the budget was used by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Religious Affairs for the Indonesian Smart Program (PIP) as well as the Indonesian Smart Card (KIP) aid for students in the College for 11.9 million pupils and 608,000 students. .

Meanwhile, non-K/L welfare assistance has been used to subsidize fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

“Aid serves as a buffer against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising global commodity prices,” the minister added.

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