Banks in Dakshina Kannada have opened 1.42 lakh new bank accounts through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to achieve 95% of the target. While the district has 4.40 lakh families as per 2011 census, banks have succeeded in ensuring accounts for 4.17 lakh families, Hegde said.
He added that banks will hold campaigns on last Saturdays of all months to provide bank accounts for remaining 23,000 families under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. "Special drive will be held on last Saturdays from 8am to 8pm. Directions have been given to all banks to conduct surveys on all Saturdays to identifies families without bank accounts. Special drive should be continued till all families are provided with bank accounts," Hegde said adding that arrangements will be made for registration of Aadhar Cards during the drive.
It may be recalled that the a mega camp was held to open bank accounts for all families under Jan Dhan Yojana at Town Hall in the city on August 28 simultaneously when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive in New Delhi.
In Dakshina Kannada, there are 2.26 families in rural areas and 2.14 lakh families in urban regions. The district-level committee on implementation of Jan Dhan Yojana headed by deputy commissioner AB Ibrahim has directed all banks to implement the scheme successfully before October 31, Hegde said.
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