Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana : 1,42,73,910 new accounts opened between 2018 and 2021

Ministry of Finance

1,42,73,910 new accounts opened under Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) between 2018 and 2021

Posted On: 06 DEC 2021 5:39PM by PIB Delhi

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 Shri Pankaj Chaudhary in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Sukanya Samriddhi Account

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

Uttar Pradesh

29,12,632

Tamil Nadu

26,03,872

Maharashtra

23,13,584

Madhya Pradesh

22,17,375

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

Lakshadweep

331

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5,305

Ladakh

6,209

Mizoram

10,204

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

Public Banks

96.24

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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