64,95,997 bank accounts opened in Haryana under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana up to March 31,2018

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau

CHANDIGARH:

Over  64,95,997 bank accounts opened in Haryana under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana up to March 31, 2018, out of which 58,33,365 accounts have been linked with Aadhaar.

An official spokesman said that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana aims to open bank accounts of each economically backward family on zero balance with Accidental Insurance Cover of Rs. one lakh.

As many as 28,56,587 people have been registered under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana in the state. Under the scheme, all the saving bank account holders of 18 to 70 years of age are being provided Accidental Death Risk Cover Insurance of Rs. two lakh on annual premium of Rs. 12 only. Apart from this, all the saving bank account holders of 18 to 50 years of age are being insured for Rs. two lakh on annual premium of Rs 330 under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. 8,68,257 beneficiaries have so far been registered under the scheme, he added.

He said that Atal Pension Scheme has been started to ensure income in old age and to benefit the people working in the unorganized sector. Under this scheme, pension guarantee ranging from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 per month has been ensured. Registration of 1,95,073 people has been made under this scheme up to March 31, 2018. Similarly, under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, as many as 5,23,219 people have been provided loan amounting to Rs. 6,715.94 crore during the same period.
A loan amount of Rs. 282.41 crore of 1,349 people of the state has been approved under the Standup India Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide a loan of Rs. 10 lakh up to Rs. one crore to at least one applicant of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or at least a woman member from each bank branch.

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Rajesh Ahuja

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