Digital Mela organised in Ggn to boost cashless economy
At times when most of the ATMs and banks in Gurugram are facing a shortage of cash, the Haryana government in collaboration with the Central government’s Niti Aayog initiated a digital fair in the city.
The fair was held at Devi Lal stadium in Sector 38.
The main objective of the fair was to encourage people of adopting the cashless transactions. The aim of the government authorities was also to target people who have been most affected by the demonetisation that included the people working in informal sectors and the small merchants.
Out of the sixty stalls that were set up in the fair, the participants included not only the e-wallet firms but also various public and private sector banks.
The public and private sector banks allowed those people who do not have their Jan Dhan bank accounts in the city to open their accounts.
Besides this, people were also taught how to conduct the transactions through digital means. In the afternoon, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with other important ministers from the state and the Centre visited the event.
On Sunday, the Khattar government announced that 100 villages in Haryana will be provided wifi and a Knowledge Warehouse will be set up in Gurugram.