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Over 1 cr rural citizens enrol for digital payments: Ravi Shankar Prasad

During the same period, e-wallets saw 243 per cent rise in volumes to 75 lakh transactions per day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over one crore rural citizens have enrolled for digital payments under the 'Digi Dhan Abhiyan' programme within 20 days of the start of the digital financial literacy campaign, surpassing initial targets, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. Digital transactions in the country have also seen substantial jump across-the-board post demonetisation. While the number of transactions through RuPay cards soared 445 per cent between November 8 and December 26, the Point of Sale (PoS) transaction volumes grew 95 per cent. "Under the digital payment awareness programme being ...


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First Published: Wed, December 28 2016. 20:00 IST