New Delhi, August 28
Marking the sixth anniversary of the ‘Jan Dhan’ scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Friday that the initiative has 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 one among his authorities’s first main tasks underneath which financial institution accounts of crores of individuals, largely 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.
The graphics shared by him confirmed that greater than 40 crore financial institution accounts have been opened thus far with greater than 63 per cent of the beneficiaries belonging to rural areas.
Over 55 per cent of them are girls. The authorities has mentioned that it has been in a position to immediately switch welfare advantages to the needy as a result of scheme. — PTI