Assam Govt organises 2 day Digidhan Mela in Guwahati to promote digital transaction


Team Udayavani, Jan 12, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju inaugurated ‘Digidhan Mela’ organized in Guwahati on Wednesday. The two-day Digidhan Mela is being organised with an aim to enable citizens and merchants to familiarize and adopt real time digital transactions.

On the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘Toka Paisa’ e-wallet for initiative towards cashless economy. The mela is being organized by the Government of Assam in collaboration with IT Department and NITI Aayog.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that, the North East Region has taken steps in the direction of cashless transactions after the demonetisation decision. The tea garden labourers are very happy to get exact wages without any deductions in their earnings and they are happy to adopt cashless economy.  The cashless economy will also help to improve social behaviour as well as the economic management in the country, he said.

More than a hundred stalls have been set-up by various Government departments, banks, mobile wallet operators and other vendors. The stalls have been set up to educate people about the cashless transactions and to help them undertake digital transactions. The State Government has organized an online contest to encourage the local community participation in the overall initiative on digital payment on the occasion.  

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