Money & Banking

AP tops in Aadhaar seeding of Jan Dhan a/cs

AJ Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on March 23, 2017

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Assam at the bottom with a mere 1.3% of the accounts seeded

Post demonetisation of specified bank notes on November 8, 2016, more accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) have been seeded with Aadhaar numbers.

Of the 25.51 crore PMJDY accounts on November 9, around 53.65 per cent were seeded with Aadhaar numbers. Four months hence, the number of PMJDY accounts has gone up to 28.01 crore, and the share of Aadhaar-seeded accounts has risen to 63.61 per cent.

As on March 15, Andhra Pradesh had linked 87.73 per cent of its Jan-Dhan accounts with Aadhaar numbers. This was followed by Tripura at 87.08 per cent and Telangana 83.56 per cent.

The share of Aadhaar-seeded accounts remained above 53 per cent in States with more than one crore PMJDY accounts. Maharashtra had linked 80 per cent of its 1.86 crore PMJDY accounts with Aadhaar numbers by March 15. Odisha was able to seed 53.90 per cent of its 1.11 crore accounts.

The seeding remained below the 10 per cent range in Assam (1.3 per cent) and Meghalaya (2.08 per cent). Of the 1.1 crore PMJDY accounts in Assam, around 1.49 lakh were seeded by March 15.

Aadhaar seeding remained below 50 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh (34.12 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (25.16 per cent), Manipur (47.38 per cent) and Nagaland (40.94 per cent).

Uttar Pradesh, which saw the number of PMJDY accounts grow from 3.76 crore (as on November 9) to 4.35 crore (by March 15), also saw the seeding of the accounts rise from 43.20 per cent to 57.50 per cent.

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Published on March 23, 2017
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