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Lanura village beats cash crunch, becomes first to go cashless in J&K

PTI
Published : Dec 18, 2016, 1:59 pm IST
Updated : Dec 18, 2016, 2:02 pm IST

At least one member of each household in the village has been trained to use Electronic Payment System (EPS).

A village in central Kashmir's Budgam district has become the first village in the state to go cashless. (Photo: AP/Representational)
 A village in central Kashmir's Budgam district has become the first village in the state to go cashless. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Srinagar: A village in central Kashmir's Budgam district has become the first village in the state to go cashless.

Lanura village, about 30 kms from the summer capital in Srinagar, has become the first village in Jammu and Kashmir to go cashless, an official spokesman said here today.

 

He said at least one member of each household in the village has been trained to use Electronic Payment System (EPS).

So far, 150 persons have been provided training to use EPS at Lanura which falls in Panchayat Bugroo-B in block Khansahab of the district.

The spokesman said the feat has become possible through rigorous efforts by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited and National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the objective of Digital Financial Inclusion.

The government has been pushing for digital transactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing people to move to a cashless economy.

Tags: lanura village, cashless
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar