Jamshedpur, Dec. 17: Amidst chaos of demonetization, a village located near Jamshedpur has taken a step towards going cashless.
Thanks to the efforts of East Singhbhum district administration, a village Nuagram in Potka block, located 27 Km from the city, will soon boast to be the first village in the State to go cashless.
The district administration on Saturday organised a special camp at the village to update the profile of villagers who are digitally connected, on the central government’s online portal Digital Jagriti.
The camp was headed by panchayat samiti member Urmila Samad where digital transaction profile of 152 people were uploaded on ‘Digital Jagriti’. 60 per cent of the work of linking Aadhaar, mobile and photo has been completed.
Nuagram village has total of 118 families residing of which 245 is the working population of the village. The remaining villagers will be trained on digital transaction and their profile will be uploaded on the portal.
At the camp DPRO Sanjay Kumar, gram pradhan Saroj Kundu, Jaldhar Swarnkarm Manoj Modi, Anoop Kundu, Utpal Mandal, Dinesh Das Mandal, Prashant Dey, Rahul Dey and others were present.
According to the plan, villagers can buy wheat flour or a packet of potato chips for from the local grocer with just few clicks on their mobile phones once the village become cashless.
Their phones are being linked to their bank accounts and money will instantly transferred to the account of the grocer.
The idea is to connect the villagers to e-banking for everything – from buying milk to biscuits – through their mobile phones.