Monday, February 28, 2011

Ministry of Finance28-February, 2011 13:39 IST Target of Providing Banking Facilities to 73,000 Habitations of Over 2000 Population to be Met During 2011-12

The target of providing banking facilities to all 73,000 habitations having a population of over 2,000 will be completed during the ensuing financial year i.e. 2011-12 using appropriate technologies.

Announcing this in his Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that 20,000 villages will be covered by the banks during this year i.e. 2010-11 and the remaining will be covered during 2011-12. He said that a multi-media campaign, “Swabhimaan”, has been launched to inform, educate and motivate people to open bank accounts.

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