Madhya Pradesh tops in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has topped in implementation of
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. It is the first among major states to achieve
cent per cent target of opening bank accounts of all families. As a result,
none of the total about 1.54 crore families in the state is without a bank
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana was launched
simultaneously in the country on August 28, 2014. Under the scheme, January 26,
2015 was fixed as the date for achieving cent percent target. Madhya Pradesh
has achieved this target way before on November 30, 2014.
As per a survey, 1.4 crore families already had bank
accounts in the state. During the drive, 49.48 lakh families were linked with
banks by opening their accounts. In all, 58.64 lakh bank accounts were opened
under the scheme.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had been
intensively reviewing implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana from
day-one. During 155th meeting of State Level Bankers Committee also he had
reviewed progress of the scheme and directed that the target must be achieved
positively latest by December 31, 2014.
The state government has decided to felicitate at the
state level the collectors and district Lead Bank Managers who have achieved
cent percent targets first. Similarly, state-level heads of banks having
achieved the target first of all at the state level will also be felicitated.
It has also been decided to give away citations to sarpanchs and banks of all
villages covered by Sub Service Area (SSA) at development block level functions
and in-charges of wards in the urban areas. After assessment, the Chief
Minister will honour district collectors and Lead Bank Managers.
Of the 58.64 lakh bank accounts opened under the
scheme, 45.56 lakh are in rural and 13.9 lakh bank accounts in urban areas.