State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar
State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar

'PMJDY enrolled 300mn people from low-income group in banking system in 1 year'

ANI | Updated: Nov 15, 2018 18:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 15 (ANI): State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Thursday informed that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) enrolled 300 million people from the low-income groups in the banking system in one year.
"Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana enrolled 300 million people from low-income group in the banking system in one year. 32 percent bank accounts of the total accounts are held by the SBI," Kumar said.
He further said that the SBI has started to reap profits as a total of Rs. 260 billion has been deposited with them under PMJDY so far, with an average of Rs 1800.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, a government scheme that aims to expand and make affordable access to financial services such as bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance and pensions, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2014. (ANI)

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