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Odisha mulls onboarding water billers on BBPS to promote digital payments

National Payments Corporation of India has delivered a unified platform called BBPS, which aggregates multiple billers onto a single platform

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Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
The Odisha government is contemplating a proposal for the onboarding of all water billers on the Centre's Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). 

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), tasked with the promotion of digital payments, has been coordinating with different stakeholders to facilitate e-payments across the country. Since water billers have an enormous consumer base, the wider adoption of digital payments is expected to help build confidence and inculcate behavioural changes amongst consumers. For water billers, digital payments promise to cut cash handling charges and help in timely reconciliation.

“We have already initiated e-payments of water bills under the

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 6:31 PM IST

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