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30 Crore Families Have Got Jan Dhan Accounts In Last 3 Years: Union Finance Minister

Newdelhi:13/9/17:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government brought the issue of financial inclusion to the front and helped 30 crore families open bank accounts through the Jan Dhan scheme.

“About 42 per cent of households were unbanked before the Jan Dhan Yojana,” he noted at a Conclave on Financial Inclusion, which was organised by the United Nations.

The Minister noted that the number of zero-balance accounts has reduced from 77 per cent to 20 per cent.

“Even these would become operational as the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme expands,” he said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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