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Shyam Ponappa: Cashlessness needs connectivity

And connectivity needs political and administrative convergence

Shyam Ponappa 

Shyam Ponappa This new year brings with it uncertainties amidst the push for cashlessness. Without going into the demerits or otherwise, some clarity on a road map to go forward from where we are might help with realistic planning to manage our way out of this situation. Cashless transactions need ubiquitous connectivity, which we don’t have.  Without it, the goal is simply unfeasible. Better to recognise this now, rather than act out elaborate charades, resulting in avoidable economic hardship and social ructions. Connectivity needs effective, efficient communication links at a ...

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