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Kerala BJP to launch digital banking literacy mission

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

With Prime Minister Modi laying thrust on moving toward cashless society, in today announced it would launch a 'literacy mission' to create awareness among public and train them in using technology for transactions. Party state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said here that the mission would begin in Kochi on December 3. "Our aim is to create awareness among people about the and give them training to use technology for transactions," he told reporters. A special state-level committee, comprising experts, will be formed to implement the mission, he said. Under the drive, awareness would be created on the role of in checking black money and training would be imparted about the modes of transactions, he said.

Trained party volunteers would be deployed at the level for this, he said adding that residents' associations, local clubs, and NGOs would be roped in for its effective implementation.

The party also has plans to make select as total cash-less areas, Rajasekharan added.

In his first 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme after he announced the demonetisation move on November 8, Modi had yesterday asked the youth and other sections to move towards a "cashless society".

He had also urged the youth to go to ten families and small businessmen and teach them how to use mobile technology to carry out transactions which, he said, were "safe and secure.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 17:28 IST