Jamshedpur : The district administration today organised a camp at Nuragram, a village located near Jamshedpur that has taken step towards going cashless.
Under the aegis of Bank of India a camp was organised which was inaugurated by DC Amit Kumar. On day one 25 villagers registered themselves for the facility.
DPRO Sanjay Kumar said that the village with a population of 552 is being transformed. At present 20 per cent of the total population is using the mobile banking facilities. We want take the figures to cent per cent,” noted Kumar.
He went on to inform that the reason why the village was chosen because 90 per cent of males in the village are literate. Moreover around 2 Km radius of the village branches of five banks are located. The village head Savitri Sardar herself is armed with diploma in Information Technology.
Meanwhile, a villager said: “We have got used to e-banking and hardly deal in cash and therefore the notes scarcity has not hit us. For anything above Rs 10, the collections are through e-banking. Like the rest of Indians, we are not worried about depositing or exchanging cash.
All the adults here have bank accounts linked to their Aadhar numbers. As all the transactions at markets, shops and even vegetable vendors here are cashless, we withdraw cash only when we have to go outside the village.