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Transactions Worth Rs 1,500 Crore Took Place Via BHIM App, Says Government

Transactions Worth Rs 1,500 Crore Took Place Via BHIM App, Says Government

Highlights

  1. BHIM allows users to transact money across bank accounts
  2. The apps referral programme allows users to refer others and earn prizes
  3. The apps usage had increased since demonetisation of November 2016
The BHIM app, that aims to make payments through mobiles, has logged 2 crore downloads and close to Rs 1,500 crore worth of transactions have taken place through it, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. Responding to a mention made by SP member Jaya Bachchan during the Zero Hour in the House, Mr Prasad also said more than 2 crore people have been trained by common service centres on digital payments. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an app that allows transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). 

The BHIM app has been downloaded by 2 crore people and there has been close to 50 lakh transactions only on the BHIM app worth Rs 1,500 crore, said Mr Prasad.


Raising the issue, Jaya Bachchan while congratulating the government for its intention to move towards digital and cashless payments, said that inadequate infrastructure was hampering digital payments. She said demonetisation was improperly planned and caused "confusion and hardship" to people in the country. She also said there were only 15.1 lakh PoS (Point of Sales) machines in the country, while the requirement was of 20 lakh.

Lack of digital preparedness is already threatening to hit consumption growth, Mrs Bachchan said and supported her contention citing SBI data.


In a surprise move, the government had scrapped high denomenation notes (Rs 500/1000) from November 8, 2016 with an aim to check black money, terror financing and fake currency, among others.
 

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NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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