India pushes bank accounts for the poor in bid to share benefits of economic growth

By Rama Lakshmi, October 18, 2014

PRANGARH, India — Raj Kumar Sharma, a milk-seller with just one cow, used to think bank accounts were “only for important people.” That changed after he heard a pitchman in the village lane beating a drum and touting an easy new way to sign up for an account.

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