With 7.93 billion accounts, Uttar Pradesh has the most Jan Dhan accounts nationwide

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According to the state administration, Uttar Pradesh currently has 7.93 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts, the biggest number in the nation, after more than 3.50 crore new accounts for the poor under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana were opened during the past five years.

According to the government, 4.31 crore, or 54.3%, of the 7.93 crore Jan Dhan accounts are in the names of women. According to the government, the statistics show how residents of the state are benefiting from the many welfare programmes that have been implemented by the government. According to the government, deposits into the accounts up through Match 2022 totaled Rs 33,774 crore as opposed to Rs 5,565.10 crore in March 2021.

The state government reports that Uttar Pradesh has the most accounts established as part of the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana. Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under the accounts allows more than 10 crore 10 crore citizens in the state to benefit from government programmes. Pensioners, recipients of scholarships, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana recipients, farmers, and others are among the beneficiaries.

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, recently introduced the “One Gram Panchayat, One Banking Correspondent” programme, which was designed to allow people who live in rural regions access banking services.

According to government statistics, “now, on average, one banking outlet is delivering its services every 1.5 kilometres in the state.” According to the government, digital transactions surged by more than three times to Rs 426 crore from Rs 122 crore in the previous five years, and the state’s banking business reached Rs 21 lakh crore in the quarter that ended in March 2022.