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PM Modi wants $400 bn Amazon-like market place for all govt purchases

BJP leaders and ministers have decided to take on the task of educating public on how to make digital payments

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

While Opposition parties have been unanimous in their protest against NDA government's demonetisation move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his core team to extensively spread the message of his scheme's merits. He wants the public to know that 'demonetisation is aimed at improving the ordinary citizen’s life' and that its long-term target is to drain out black money and terror financing. In his effort to drive cashless economy, Modi has decided to move all government purchases, from paper clips to power plant turbines, to an Amazon-like online ...

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 11:31 IST