Jan Dhan scheme game-changer, basis of poverty alleviation initiatives: PM

New Delhi, August 28

Marking the sixth anniversary of the ‘Jan Dhan’ scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Friday that the initiative had been a “game-changer” and served as the muse for a lot of poverty alleviation initiatives.

After he led the BJP to energy in 2014, this was certainly one of his authorities’s first main initiatives beneath which financial institution accounts of crores of individuals, principally poor, had been opened.

“Today, six years ago, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched with an ambitious aim of banking the unbanked. This initiative has been a game-changer, serving as the foundation for many poverty alleviation initiatives, benefitting crores of people,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the future of several families has become secure. A high proportion of beneficiaries are from rural areas and are women. I also applaud all those who have worked tirelessly to make PM-JDY a success. #6Years Of JanDhan Yojana,” he added.

The graphics shared by him confirmed that greater than 40 crore financial institution accounts have been opened to date with greater than 63 per cent of the beneficiaries belonging to rural areas. Over 55 per cent of them are ladies.

The authorities has mentioned that it has been in a position to straight switch welfare advantages to the needy because of the scheme. PTI   

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