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The much talked about Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojana of Modi government has completed 6 years on Friday.  After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme, which was aimed at opening bank accounts for the people.  Today, when he completed 6 years, PM Modi tweeted congratulations to the people and laid out some facts related to this scheme
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in his tweet, ‘Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojana was launched 6 years ago today with the aim of connecting people to the banking system.  This proved to be a game changer for the benefit of the people trapped in poverty, ”PM Modi further wrote.  Most of them are from rural areas and are women.  Who have worked for this scheme.  I wish them well

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● PM Modi has also shared some facts related to this scheme which shows how comprehensive the scheme has been.

● As on August 2020, 40.35 crore bank accounts have been emptied under the scheme.

● Of the total bank accounts, 55 per cent are in the name of women, while the remaining 44 per cent are in the names of others.

● Of the bank accounts opened under the Jandhan Yojana, 64 per cent are in rural areas, while only 36 per cent are in urban areas

PMJDY is the National Financial Inclusion Mission which ensures access to financial services namely, banking / savings and deposit accounts, remittances, loans, insurance, pensions in an affordable way. Account can be opened at any bank branch or business representative (Bank Mitra) outlet
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