Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Amount of social assistance fund disbursed increases 70 percent

Money disbursed from the social assistance fund in the first two months of 2019 rose 70.1 percent to Rp23.6 trillion from Rp13.9 trillion in the same period of 2018, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said. The amount rose as the number of the Family Hope Program (PKH) recipients and the nominal value of the fund increased, she told the press in Jakarta on Tuesday. The money disbursed in January and February 2019 accounted for 23.1 percent of the ceiling of Rp102,1 trillion set in the state budget, she said. Read More