JAKARTA – The government increased the disbursement of Rp300,000 for village BLT and the basic food card program. It is targeted that the disbursement will be carried out in early December 2021.
“The program that is being pushed for this year is a village BLT top up of IDR 300,000 times 3 months, the target number is 694 KPM (beneficiary families),” said Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto after a Limited Meeting at the State Palace, Thursday 18 November 2021.
Airlangga added that the addition of Rp300,000 for village BLT disbursement required a joint circular with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Villages.
“And this PMK adjustment is being prepared,” he said.
Meanwhile, the basic food card program is also added by IDR 300,000 for up to 3 months.
“The number, according to the Social Minister, will be around 1.4 million and this will be carried out in late or early December. And then there will be a special Susenas poverty survey in December,” he said.
Previously, the Government reported the realization of the Perlinsos cluster of Rp132.49 trillion, of which 94.3% or Rp28.31 trillion was used for the Family Hope Program (PKH) from the Rp28.31 trillion ceiling, and 66.6% or Rp. Rp33.22 trillion from the Rp49.89 trillion ceiling.
“Village BLT is 65.5% or Rp. 18.85 trillion from a ceiling of Rp. 28.80 trillion, and Wage Subsidy Assistance (BSU) is 76.1% or Rp. 6.70 trillion from a ceiling of Rp. 8.80 trillion,” said the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. Airlangga Hartato in a virtual video, Monday (15/11/2021).
He continued, the realization of the Health Cluster which amounted to Rp129.30 trillion, the main thing was for Diagnostics (Testing and Tracing) realization of 68.7% or Rp3.09 trillion; Therapeutic (Incentives and Benefits for Healthcare Workers) of Rp. 14.47 trillion or 76.4%; and Vaccination (Procurement and Implementation) of 46.1% or Rp26.6 trillion.
For Pre-Employment Cards until November 12, 2021, 5,932,867 recipients for Batch 12-22, and 5,764,498 (96%) recipients have completed training.
“And 5,667,110 million (95%) recipients have received incentives. The total incentives distributed during 2021 are IDR 11.6 trillion, “he said.