PM Modi Govt @ 9 Years: Telangana achieves 100% PMJDY coverage
As the Narendra Modi Government completes nine years in office today, Akashvani News presents a series of special stories on the government’s initiatives.
Since the launch of Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana, Telangana State has achieved 100 percent household coverage of banking services extending them to all sections of people.
As per the Social Security Administration survey, the state has achieved 100 percent coverage and the benefits of 135 welfare schemes and programmes under 20 departments are credited to these zero-balance bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
Asha Jyothi from Warangal district of Telangana, who opened her Jan Dhan bank account says it is very helpful for her.
Mohammad Khalem resides near the historic Charminar of Hyderabad has become a strong advocate for Jan Dhan bank accounts of late, among his known people as it proved beneficial to him.
Similarly, Telangana state has over 1 crore 11 lakh Jan Dhan bank account holders by the middle of this month. As per the official records, these accounts have a balance of over 3 thousand crore rupees.
However, as the footprint of banking services has expanded to the nook and corner of the state, over 61 lakh people have opened their Jan Dhan accounts in rural areas whereas, nearly 50 lakh people in urban areas have zero balance accounts.
Out of these JDY account holders, over 84 lakh people are availing the services of the RuPay cards through which they are able to get other benefits like credit facilities.