Gwalior, 28 August 2014: Poor have now got a powerful weapon to fight poverty with “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)” said Minister of Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment Narendra Singh Tomar. This scheme will directly help in the economy of India. He was addressing the launching ceremony of PM Jan Dhan Yojana.
During the launching ceremony at Dr. Bhagwat Sahay auditorium Tomar said government is towards the side of poor. In this chain government wants to benefit Indians especially the poor with this scheme. He said motive of government is to provide banking facility to country’s population. It will be helpful for the places where bank branch is not opened. Tomar said that every bank account holder under the scheme will get Rs. 1 lakh of accident insurance and Rs. 30,000 of life insurance. He hoped that ever in Gwalior will able to receive banking facility with a joint cooperation of District Administration and Banks.
At the launch program of PM Jan Dhan Yojana Collector P. Narahari informed that there are 3.82 lakh families in Gwalior district. Of which 1.94 lakh families have opened their bank account. Nearly 2 lakh families are still going to open the accounts. He assured that soon all the families of the district will have a bank account, after which Gwalior will be leader in the state.
Program was inaugurated by Chieft Guest, Narendra Singh Tomar, MLA Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, MLA Narayan Singh Kushwaha, MLA Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Mayor Sameeksha Gupta, Divisional Commissioner K.K. Khare and Collector P. Narahari. Initially, Executive Director of Central Bank of India Diwakar gave the welcome speech. Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat Sufiya Faruki thanked everyone at end of the program.
PM Narendra Modi speech was played live from New Delhi at the auditorium which got the thunderous applause.
19,407 bank accounts were open in the district on the launch day, as a token five dozen people were felicitated with bank account kit and credit cards.