New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government’s flagship programme -Jan Dhan Yojana- has served as the foundation for many poverty alleviation initiatives, benefitting crores of people.
In a series of tweets on the completion of six years of the scheme, the PM said, ‘Today, six years ago, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched with an ambitious aim of banking the unbanked. This initiative has been a game-changer, serving as the foundation for many poverty alleviation initiatives, benefitting crores of people.’
‘Thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the future of several families has become secure. A high proportion of beneficiaries are from rural areas and are women. I also applaud all those who have worked tirelessly to make PM-JDY a success,’ he said