Bhopal: With shops equipped with Point of Sale (PoS) machines, ATMs and kiosks for online payment facilities, Badjhiri in Madhya Pradesh will soon become first ‘cashless’ village in the state.
“A nationalised bank has come up with a plan in cooperation with the state government to transform Badjhiri into a cashless village,” said Madhya Pradesh’s Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya.
Badjhiri is located on the outskirts of MP capital – Bhopal.
“I will visit the village tomorrow with the bank officials to know how the plans will be materialised on ground to make this village entirely cashless,” Mr Malaiya added.
Finance Minister said that the Bank would provide PoS machines to all shopkeepers in addition to installation of ATMs and kiosks and all other measures ensuring digital transactions.
Earlier in the morning, Mr Malaiya held a meeting with the officials to discuss measures of cashless transactions being adopted by various state government departments.
“I held a meeting with the officials. They informed me that the training of ‘master trainers’ has been completed.
These trainers would further educate other employees across the state about the cashless transactions,” Mr Malaiya said adding, no deadline has been set for completion of this training programme.
A meeting of Madhya Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan this morning also discussed measures for going cashless across the departments.
“Chief Minister has told all his cabinet colleagues to ensure cashless transactions in dealings of their respective departments,” Minister for Public Relations and Madhya Pradesh Government spokesman Narottam Mishra told reporters.
After the cabinet meeting “Finance Minister will oversee all the plans in this regard,” Mr Mishra added.