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Govt completes transfer of first installment of Rs 500 to around 20 cr women Jan Dhan account holders

Government has completed transfer of first installment of  500 rupees  to around 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders as part of relief package announced by it last month in the wake of COVID -19 outbreak. Official sources said the money has reached each and every account and the beneficiary can withdraw as per their needs keeping social distancing norm in the mind.

Last month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had  announced that around  20.5 crore women Jan Dhan account holders will get 500 rupees per month for next three months to run their households,  a move aimed at mitigating the hardships caused by the lockdown.