1.8 lakh accounts opened under Sukanya scheme in 2 months of launch

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About  1.80 lakh accounts have been opened under ‘Sukanya Samridhi Scheme’ in less than two months of launch of the special programme for girl child.

The maximum accounts have been opened in Karnataka and the least
in Bihar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched a small deposit scheme for girl child, as part of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign on January 22. The deposits would fetch an interest rate of 9.1 per cent and provide income tax rebate as well.

As per the scheme, ‘Sukanya Samridhi Account’ can be opened at any time from the birth of a girl child till she attains the age of 10 years, with a minimum deposit of Rs 1,000. A maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh can be deposited during the financial year.

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