Over 43 Cr beneficiaries now have bank account in country: Anurag Singh Thakur
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur today said that over 43 crore beneficiaries now have a bank account in the country. Lauding Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, he said, more than half of the total beneficiaries, over 23 crore 80 lakh are women.
In a series of tweets, Mr. Thakur said, architecture created under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana facilitated transfer of over one lakh crore rupees as direct income support to over 10 crore farmers under PM-Kisan. He said, the scheme was also used to credit nearly 31 thousand crore rupees into the accounts of 20 crore 64 lakh women under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
The Minister said, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched in 2014 with an aim to ensure access to financial services and within seven years it has changed lives of the poor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated paddler Bhavina Patel for her remarkable performance in the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Praising Bhavina for her excellent performance, Mr. Modi said, the entire nation is praying for your success and will be cheering for you. In a tweet today, he said, Bhavina’s accomplishments inspire the entire nation. He asked Bhavina to give her best and play without any pressure in the gold medal match.