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Pb third state with at least one bank a/c in every household

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Giving a boost to the Centre's financial inclusion agenda under the ambitious 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' scheme, all households in now have bank accounts.

With this, has become third state in the country after and where all households have bank accounts, said a release issued by PNB here.

In a door to door survey carried out by banks in Punjab, it was found that out of total households of 54,76,724, as many as 45,73,705 households were already having bank accounts. Thus, 8,63,524 households were to be covered for opening bank accounts.

Banks in organised 23,412 camps and in these camps, 29,17,334 accounts (covering 8,63,524 households) were opened, it said.

The PMJDY scheme envisages accidental of Rs one lakh, life cover of Rs 30,000, issuance of Rupay Debit Card to every account holder.

First Published: Tue, December 09 2014. 19:50 IST