Hooda was speaking at a state-level function organized by Punjab National Bank in Chandigarh to mark the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’.
Hooda said that this scheme aims at providing banking facilities to all those households in the country which so far have been deprived of this facility.
Haryana has been working hard in the direction of financial inclusion of the rural masses, especially weaker sections of the society, he said.
Hooda said that banking sector is contributing substantially for sustaining the rural economy in the state.
He urged all the bankers to re-dedicate themselves for the rural growth and uplift of the rural masses. He said that Haryana has already declared 'Year 2014' as the year of inclusive growth.
The chief minister said that the financial inclusion of the economically-weaker sections of the society is the pre-requisite for improving their economic status and for uplifting millions of them from the clutches of poverty.
He said that the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ would surely further benefit the people of Haryana. 'I am sure all banks as well as district authorities will work together to ensure that left out families are also included in the banking sector for availing loans and other facilities, said Hooda.
Hooda said that in Haryana the entire treasury system has been made online and the various benefits are being directly transferred directly to more than 29 lakh school and college going students without intervention of any intermediary.
Speaking on this occasion, Executive Director, Punjab National Bank Ram S Sangapure said that it is a matter of pride that since August 15 the private and public sector banks have opened five lakh bank accounts in Haryana.
He said that the Yojna would be implemented in two phases. In the first phase that is from August 15, 2014 to August 15, 2016, efforts would be made to ensure banking facilities to all families.

The second phase of the scheme would be implemented from August 15, 2016 to August 15, 2018. He said that today about 58 percent population of the country has access to banks whereas about seven crore households are still deprived of banking facilities.

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