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Jan 10, 2017 10:07 PM IST | Source: PTI

1.5 mn bank a/cs opened since note ban: Gujarat CM

As many as 1.5 million new bank accounts have been opened and 7.5 million rupay debit cards issued in Gujarat post demonetisation, state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today.


As many as 1.5 million new bank accounts have been opened and 7.5 million rupay debit cards issued in Gujarat post demonetisation, state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today.


The state is gradually moving towards an era of digitisation with petrol pumps and LPG dealers adopting digital payments, while fair price shops and vegetable vendors are next on the list, he said.


"Prime Minister has taken India towards clean and digital economy with his initiatives. We support his recent initiative... In a short time or two months, 1.5 million new bank accounts have been opened, 7.5 million rupay debit cards have been issued," he said while addressing the Vibrant Gujarat Global summit here.


He said in the last one month 450 villages have been enabled for digital payments.


"Digital payments have become a mass movement in Gujarat.


We are confident that with the vision of Prime Minister we will make Gujarat and India more strong and vibrant," Rupani said.


Over 100 countries have participated in the 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.


At the event, Reliance Industries CMD Mukesh Ambani said the cumulative investment in Gujarat is Rs 2.40 lakh crore, of which Rs 1.25 lakh crore has been invested in past 4 years.


Adani Enterprises chairman Gautam Adani said the company has invested Rs 48,000 crore in Gujarat in 5 years. Besides Adani Ports will invest Rs 16,700 crore to expand state's ports in next 5 yrs.


Besides, Suzuki Motor Corporation has said its new automotive plant in Gujarat will start production from next month.

Emerson Electric Company CEO David Farr said that the company would invest USD 200 million in India over the next three years.

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