The scheme was launched on August 28, in 2014 with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities to the people in the country.
NEW DELHI || The NDA government's flagship financial inclusion programme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) completed six years on Friday. The scheme was launched on August 28, in 2014 with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities to the people in the country.
While launching the programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had described the occasion as a festival to celebrate the liberation of the poor from a vicious cycle.
Over 40 crore 35 lakh bank accounts have been opened under the scheme since its inception and One lakh 31 thousand crore rupees have been deposited in these accounts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now said that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana initiative has been a game-changer and serving as the foundation for many poverty alleviation initiatives, benefitting crores of people. In a series of tweets, Modi said, six years ago, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched with an ambitious aim of banking the unbanked.
Prime Minister said a high proportion of beneficiaries are from rural areas and are women. He said, the future of several families has become secure. He also applauded all those who have worked tirelessly to make Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana a success.