The first step in enabling DBT is to design benefit programs efficiently and effectively i.e. covering intended beneficiaries only, providing adequate and required benefit, and defining benefit delivery process clearly. As per the Economic Survey 2016- 17, the overall misallocation of funds on social programs is 17%, mainly due to poor planning. This amounts to a huge loss of resources and opportunity to uplift the underprivileged. In order to help policy makers design or modify social programs and identify beneficiaries for whom these programs are intended, CDFI has developed a web-based analytics platform SANKALP (Scheme Analysis and Knowledge Aggregation for Launching Programs). SANKALP has been designed in close consultation with Expenditure Management Commission, Ministry of Finance, and with inputs from NITI Aayog and State Governments.

SANKALP provides analytics and tools to design schemes in scientific manner by plugging together multiple databases such as population related (SECC) or scheme specific (PDS) and allowing to run various scenarios. The platform enables benefit program design (creation of new schemes and modification of existing benefit schemes) based on various socioeconomic conditions of the individuals/households. SANKALP has been specifically developed to address the requirements for designing benefit schemes for the Central and State Governments in India. The platform ensures clear visibility regarding details of the final beneficiary and the benefits they are receiving, which helps in minimizing inclusion and exclusion errors and in developing holistic social benefit programs.

CDFI is undertaking below mentioned projects with Deputy Commissioner, South West Garo Hills

Pilot for action dashboards for South West Garo Hills District

Education, Nutrition and Health related surveys conducted using Sangrah and analysed through SANKALP to identify actionable points of interventions 322 schools and 662 students have been surveyed using Sangrah app to assess education standards, school, infrastructure, drop out rates etc SANKALP used to analyse the data and based on the assessment of the children, the schools are being monitored and provided support for improving learning outcomes 315 Anganwadi workers and 217 mothers surveyed and data analysed through SANKALP Dashboard thus created has enabled District Collector to draw actionable insights

Enabling Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) collect household data through Sangrah to assess and improve houshold income and quality of life in rural Meghalaya

The project objective is to achieve ‘higher family incomes and better quality of life in rural Meghalaya‘ through ‘expanded and sustainable livelihood opportunities adapted to the hill environment and to the effects of climate change’. CDFI’s Sangrah app to be used to collect household level data and analysis and creating specific plans through SANKALP.

Current status

  • Work order for deployment of mobile based survey application for MBDA issued to CDFI
  • CDFI to train the respective teams from MBDA in using Sangrah for questionnaire creation, modification, data collection, monitoring etc
  • Under this project 100,000 households are expected to be surveyed across 1,350 villages


  • Information of Schemes – High level data of all schemes can be captured into the system. The high level data will have information on the budget, target segment, sector, ministry implementing the scheme, target area (rural / urban), type of scheme (Central Sector or centrally sponsored), benefit delivery scheme (cash / DBT), centre / state funding pattern etc. Scheme information will also allow collation of the following data on a scheme.

  • Target beneficiaries.

  • Detailed scheme outlay including breakup by components

  • Eligibility criteria and entitlements