Madhya Pradesh Becomes Number one by Opening 23 lakh Accounts in Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

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  • On January 24, 2022, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told that Madhya Pradesh is first in the whole country in 'Sukanya Samridhi Yojana'. The state has so far achieved the achievement of opening 23 lakh accounts under this scheme, in which a total amount of more than Rs 4238 crore has been collected.

Key Points

  • In Madhya Pradesh, with the help of the Department of Posts, more than 5 lakh 68 thousand Sukanya Samriddhi accounts were opened in the current financial year. The scheme has given a new direction to the empowerment of the daughters of the state. Parents and daughters have given full support to this scheme. The cooperation of banks has also been commendable.
  • The Chief Minister said that the successful 7 years of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana have also been completed. He directed all the district collectors of the state to connect other eligible girls with this scheme.
  • The Chief Minister said that in Madhya Pradesh, the Department of Posts is starting the 'Bachat Khata Khushhali Ka' campaign to provide banking facilities till the last person of the village and to make them financially prosperous and self-supporting. This is a good initiative, in which all the districts can give a new direction to financial inclusion.
  • Along with Sukanya accounts of girls, work is also being done to open PPF accounts for boys. This work will help in making the families financially strong and self-reliant in rural areas.