Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday assured that within the next two months, financial transactions of retailers and dealers of fertilizers would be in digital format. While farmers would be provided fertilizers and seeds on cash payments, they would also have the option of making digital payments, he said at the first DigiDhan Mela held to promote cashless transaction. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) Rao Inderjit Singh, were also present at the event. Lauding the Chief Minister for introducing e-culture in Haryana, which is predominantly an agrarian state, the Union Minister said the state has emerged as an example for the rest of the country through successful implementation of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao program.
DigiDhan Mela would be organized in 100 cities throughout the country till April 14 next year, he said. Demonetization under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has put an end to funding of terrorism, Ananth Kumar said. Asserting that demonetization has exposed black money and curbed counterfeiting notes, black marketing and corruption, Khattar said the country is moving towards be coming a cashless society. ALSO READ: Demonetization: 271% surge in e-wallet transactions per day; UPI registers 48,238 transactions per day
As many as 170 services such as e-Registration, e-Return File, e-Mutation, e-C Form and e-Locker are being provided in the state, he said. The Chief Minister also paid tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh on his birth anniversary. Speaking on the occasion, Rao Inderjit Singh said Haryana has made a name for itself in terms of e-culture as well as agriculture and culture.