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41.75 crore bank accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

The government today said that a total number of 41.75 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) out of which 35.96 crore accounts are operative.

This was stated by Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The government collected the data from Public Sector Banks (PSBs) [including sponsored Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)] and 14 major Private Sector Banks, as on 27 January this year.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-DhanYojana (PMJDY) a bank account can be opened with any bank branch or Business Correspondent (BC) including those of private sector banks.

Anurag Thakur said that," total number of PMJDY accounts opened by PSBs (including sponsored RRBs) and 14 major private sector banks are 40.48 crore and 1.27 crore respectively."


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