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Surakhpur village is Delhi's 1st fully digital village

PTI
Published : Feb 8, 2017, 8:31 am IST
Updated : Feb 8, 2017, 11:26 am IST

All 113 households in the village have at least one Aadhaar seeded bank account linked with mobile phones.

(Photo: PTI/Representational)
 (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Delhi: Surakhpur village in south-west Delhi was on Tuesday declared the first fully digital payment enabled village of the national capital.

According to the district administration, all 113 households in the village have at least one Aadhaar seeded bank account linked with mobile phones. It makes this village 100 per cent digital payment enabled village.

 

At a function here, Sub Divisional Magistrate (Najafgarh) Anjali Sehrawat formally announced Surakhpur village as the first fully digital payment enabled village in the capital.

Two grocery shops in the village have been facilitated to seek and installed PoS machine for payments by debit/credit cards for local purchases, an official said.

"People were informed that Aadhaar seeding and mobile linking of their bank accounts will enable them to easily switch to less-cash transactions. In view of this, all bank accounts have been linked to their Aadhaar and mobile to cater to the needs of villagers," the official added.

Tags: surakhpur, digital village, aadhaar, digital payment
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi