TN close to achieving Jan-Dhan target

Friday, Dec 5, 2014,19:13 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | At least 87 per cent of households in Tamil Nadu have at least one bank account on its members, making the state closer to achieve 100 per cent target of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) soon.
As per data available till November 15 this year, 87 per cent households in Tamil Nadu have at least one bank account, an official release said.
All over country 8.39 crore accounts have been opened under the scheme, in which 5.32 crore account holders has received their RuPay cards, it said.
So far, 97.45 per cent survey work has been completed, it said, adding as per survey results, 85.20 per cent household coverage has been achieved in the country.
Goa, Kerala and Tripura, Union Territories of Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep and 19 districts of Gujarat, which had already covered all households with at least one bank account.
Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August this year, PMJDY is a scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion, which ensures any citizen can open a bank account in few minutes with any identity card which includes Aadhaar card and Voter ID.