Jan Dhan Yojana
The beginning of the end of financial untouchability—that’s how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced his massive new financial inclusion plan in August 2014.
Jan Dhan Yojana is a plan to outstrip and out-scale them all. More than 18 million new accounts were opened in the first few days—a number that’s catapulted India into the Guinness Book of World Records. And in the months following, sign ups have been in overdrive. Jan Dhan Yojana has signed up over 115 million new accounts in just five months.
In this story about the Prime Minister’s ambitious scheme, we hear why.