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SBI adopts Odisha village for digital payments

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

The Kalinga Nagar branch of of India adopted a village in Purba Medinipur district of the state to familiarise the residents with cashless transactions.

Following the vision of to promote cashless economy, the took the initiative at Bhagabanpur to make all residents of the village to transact digitally.

In their first attempt, the SBI distributed phones with a USB based to the shopkeepers to usher in digital transactions.

SBI official said the initiative will make people more empowered.

"We have given mobile and Aadhaar enabled machines to 20 shopkeepers. So anybody who has an account with SBI or anywhere else and if they have aadhaar number seeded in it, they can just come to the shop and put the thumb impression and can get the money," she said.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 06:04 IST