Digi-dhan mela on Feb 29
Nizamabad: After the demonetisation of the high valued currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, the Central government decided to go for digital and...
Nizamabad: After the demonetisation of the high valued currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, the Central government decided to go for digital and cashless transactions in a big way.
Also, to popularise digital transactions, it has decided to hold awareness camps, called the ‘Digi-dhan melas’ across 100 cities in the country. In this connection, the Digi-dhan melas will be held in Hyderabad, Warangal and Nizamabad in the State of Telangana.
In Nizamabad city, the awareness camp on digital transactions will be held on February 23 and arrangements are in full swing. The District Collector Dr Yogitha Rana inspected the place on Sunday where the camp was being held in the town.
She also highlighted the need to go in for digital transactions.
Speaking on the occasion, Collector Rana said that cashless transactions could be done through WhatsAPP, smart phones, fasttrack, Paytm and credit cards.
She said that the main aim of organising such awareness camps was to enlighten all the people, especially those from the rural areas about the ways of digital transactions.
The District Collector said that two stalls would be installed in the banks, one for those with Aadhaar cards and another for those without Aadhar cards.
She said that Aadhaar cards and credit cards would be given to those without them and savings bank accounts would also be opened for them.
She said that on the request made by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to hold digi-dhan meals in Hyderabad, Warangal and Nizamabad cities.
Collector Rana said that till now, arrangements were made to conduct digital transactions in 75 villages of the district.
She said that during the digi-dhan melas, fruit stalls would be set up to educate the people about going in for digital transactions. The staff of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) would also take part and explain the people about digital transactions, she added.
Dr Rana said that two Union Minister and one State Minister would participate in the Digi-dhan melas.
She appealed to the people to make the mela a grand success.