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Close to 32 crore bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana post 2014

Ravi Shankar Prasad, also the law and justice minister, added that PMJDY has taken a great leap towards the financial inclusion of the lower strata of the society

July 11, 2018 / 11:53 AM IST

The government has opened close to 32 crore bank accounts for low-income groups under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) since the BJP came into power.

The information was shared via a tweet by Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The scheme’s progress report, available on it website, states that at least 18 crore people benefited from it in rural and semi-urban centres while more than 13 crore people opened accounts in urban metro centres.