Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Rs 65,000 crore deposited in 30 crore families Jan Dhan accounts. He said that around 30 crores families have been linked to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. While addressing his Mann Ki Baat radio programme Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Jan Dhan Yojana is completing its three years on 28th August.
PM Modi said “We have connected 30 crore new families to it, opened new accounts. This number is more than the population of several countries,”. He said the poor had become part of the mainstream of national economy, and the poor were saving money and feeling the security that comes with it.
“If money stays in hand, there is a desire sometimes to overspend it. Today, there is an atmosphere of restraint. The poor man too feel that money saved will come for the use of his children or in some other good venture.” He said the RuPay card had enhanced the sense of the dignity of the poor.
“The poor have deposited Rs 65,000 crore in the banks. This is their saving and a source of strength for their future.” Modi also referred to the poor benefiting from the insurance schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana. The Prime Minister said millions of youths had got loans under the Mudra Yojana which had helped them stand on their feet and created employment opportunities.