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‘Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana’ has been been launched for

‘Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana’ has been been launched for(2015)

a) providing housing loan to poor people at cheaper Interest rates

b) promoting women’s Self-Help Groups in backward areas

c) promoting financial inclusion in the country

d) providing financial help to the marginalized communities

Answer: C

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is a National Mission on Financial Inclusion which has an integrated approach to bring about comprehensive financial inclusion and provide banking services to all households in the country. The scheme ensures access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittances facility, insurance and pension.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana provides a platform for universal access to banking facilities with at least one basic banking account for every household, financial literacy, and access to credit, insurance and pension facility. It covers both urban and rural areas and those who open an account would get indigenous Debit Card (RuPay card). 

PMJDY brings about the objective of financial inclusion for all by providing basic banking accounts with a debit card with inbuilt accident insurance. The main features of PMJDY include Rs. 5,000 overdraft facility for Aadhar-linked accounts and a RuPay debit card with inbuilt Rs. 1 lakh accident insurance cover

December 2023