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1.42 Cr new accounts opened under Sukanya Samriddhi Account

Published: Dec 06, 2021

By TIOLCorplaws News Service

NEW DELHI, DEC 06, 2021: THE number of new accounts opened under Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) from 01.04.2018 to 31.10.2021 is 1,42,73,910. This was stated by Union Minister of State for Finance, Pankaj Chaudhary, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister stated details of States with the highest and lowest number of accounts under SSA as on 31.10.2021 as below:

Statement Showing details of States with highest number of accounts

S. No.

Name of the State/UT

No of Accounts as on 31.10.2021

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

29,12,632

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

26,03,872

  1.  

Maharashtra

23,13,584

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

22,17,375

  1.  

Karnataka

21,08,078

Statement Showing details of States with lowest number of accounts

S. No.

Name of the State/UT

No of Accounts as on 31.10.2021

  1.  

Lakshadweep

331

  1.  

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5,305

  1.  

Ladakh

6,209

  1.  

Mizoram

10,204

  1.  

Sikkim

11,455

The Minister stated that the reasons for varying number of accounts in different states could be the size of the population, ability and willingness of parents to save etc.

The Minister stated details of the distribution proportion of public and private banks in number of accounts since launch of the scheme till 31.10.2021 as below:

S. No.

Name of the Bank

Distribution proportion in per cent

  1.  

Public Banks

96.24

  1.  

Private Banks

3.76

Note: While calculating distribution proportion, accounts opened under SSA in various Post Offices have not been considered.

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