Modi launches 75 cashless townships across 12 states
Nagpur, Apr 14 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched 75 cashless/less-cash townships, with an overwhelming 56 of them being in Gujarat.
The towns span across 12 states contributing to around 1.5 lakh cashless transactions per day and around 5.5 crore transactions a year.
Some of the prominent townships include those of state- owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), NTPC, SAIL and BHEL, as also those of cooperative firms like IFFCO and KRIBHCO.
Townships of private firms Reliance Industries, Adani, Essar and Welspun as also paramilitary forces BSF and CRPF also figure in the list.
Essar in a statement said two of its townships in Gujarat at Hazira (near Surat) and Vadinar (near Jamnagar) were today recognised as among townships pan-India that are less cash townships.
“The initiative was launched by NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog that declared Essar townships as ‘Cashless Role Model Township, which inspires other corporates to follow,” the statement said.
The townships were selected on the basis of a third-party assessment by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC).
To qualify as a less-cash townships, the conditions included the township must have completed deployment of a payment acceptance infrastructure, and all the families residing there would have to covered under training programmes. Also, more than 80 per cent of the total number of transactions must have been done through digital modes of payments during the review period.
“Of the two Essar townships, the Hazira township, also known as Nand Niketan, is India’s first private sector township to go cashless with the help of The Mobile Wallet (TMW), a Mumbai-based financial technology company,” the statement said
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday the 14th, that 75 cities will be designated cashless/less-cash townships, with an overwhelming 56 of them being in Gujarat. Modi is determined to bring India into the 21st century. He is being cheered behind the curtain and every government is keenly watching the results. The townships were actually selected on the basis of a recommendation by none other than Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) furthering the G20 agenda to stamp out tax evasion worldwide.
We should be paying close attention to this effort for it is really a global effort to desperately try to support a complete collapse in the world monetary system that is on the horizon.