As of October 7, the number of accounts opened under PMJDY — the flagship financial inclusion programme of the Modi-led Government — stood at 5.52 crore accounts.
A deposit of Rs 4,268 crore have been mobilised under PMJDY so far, an official release said.
Meanwhile, the Union Territories of Chandigarh, Puducherry and the three districts of Gujarat — Porbandar, Mehsana and Gandhi Nagar have reported that at least one bank account has been opened for all households thereby making these areas fully saturated in PMJDY.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on August 28 launched the PMJDY, which is looking to financially include as many as 7.5 crore unbanked househoulds in the country by January 26 next year.
Source : The Hindu