Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts rise to Rs 64,250 crore

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Total deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have increased to Rs 64,252.15 crore, with Uttar Pradesh leading the chart with Rs 10,670.62 crore deposits followed by West Bengal and Rajasthan, the government said on Friday.

The Centre also stressed that no public sector banks had given any instructions to their officials to deposit Re 1 or 2 to avoid zero balance in Jan Dhan accounts.

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“As on November 16, 25.58 crore accounts with aggregate deposits of Rs 64,252.15 crore have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) across the country,” Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Leading the pack of states, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of account holders to the tune of 3.79 crores and therefore highest deposits of Rs 10,670.62 crore. It is followed by West Bengal with 2.44 accounts and deposits of Rs 7,826.44 crore.

Rajasthan comes at the third spot with 1.89 crore accounts and the deposit in these accounts totals to Rs 5,345.57 crore while Bihar with 2.62 crore accounts has deposits of Rs 4,912.79 crore as of November 16.

 

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