Over 50 crore Jan Dhan Bank accounts opened, 56 per cent belongs to Women: Centre

The total number of bank accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana crossed 50 crore earlier this month, the government said in a release on Friday.

As per the latest reports submitted by banks, the total number of Jan Dhan accounts has crossed 50 crore as on 9th August 2023.

Out of these accounts, 56 per cent of accounts belong to women and 67 per cent of accounts have been opened in rural/semi-urban areas, the Ministry of Finance said.

The ministry further stated that the deposits in these accounts are above ₹ 2.03 lakh crore and about 34 crore RuPay cards have been issued in these accounts free of cost.

The average balance in PMJDY accounts is ₹ 4,076 and more than 5.5 crore PMJDY accounts are receiving DBT benefits.

The zero-balance Jan Dhan bank account holder was given a debit card and guaranteed insurance of ₹ 1 lakh rupees to deal with any contingency.