Ranchi: Jharkhand CM, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhen launch Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana in Ranchi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modiji has rightly said “If Mahatma Gandhi worked to remove social untouchability, if we want to get rid of poverty, then we have to first get rid of financial untouchability. We have to connect every person with the financial system. And for that this programme has been given impetus,” said Pradhan.
The bank nationalisation of 1969 was done with the objective of spreading the reach of financial system to the doorsteps of poor. But after 68 years of independence, not even 68 per cent of population is covered by the banking system.
‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan’ Yojana will help get rid of ‘financial untouchability’ in the country. This financial inclusion project would ensure a bank account for every household. Bank account for every household will help boost growth and fight poverty effectively.