Irani inaugurates digidhan mela in Haridwar

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Irani inaugurates digidhan mela in Haridwar

Haridwar, Apr 4 (PTI) Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani today inaugurated a ‘digi-dhan mela’ here to promote digital transactions.

“Getting into the digitisation mode is necessary to bring about reformative change in the country’s economy as people in the remotest parts can avail of the banking services through digitisation only,” Irani said.

Claiming that the emphasis on digitisation had evoked an enthusiastic response all over the country, she said mobile banking transactions had registered 40 per cent rise in recent months and about 17 million people had connected themselves with Bhim app.

She asked people to opt for digital payment modes to strengthen the country’s economy.

Union minister of state for Textiles Ajay Tamta who accompanied Irani said the ‘digi-dhan mela’ was the 95th in the country and meant to promote cashless transactions.

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