Badjhiri in Madhya Pradesh will soon become first 'cashless' village in the state having shops equipped with Point of Sale (PoS) machines, ATMs, and kiosks for online payment facilities.
"A nationalized bank has come up with a plan in cooperation with the state government to transform Badjhiri into a cashless village," MP's Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya told PTI.
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 materialized on ground to make this village entirely cashless," Malaiya added.
Finance Minister said that the Bank would provide PoS machines to all shopkeepers in addition to the installation of ATMs and kiosks and all other measures ensuring digital transactions.
"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," Malaiya said adding, no deadline has been set for completion of this training program.
"Chief Minister has told all his cabinet colleagues to ensure cashless transactions in dealings of their respective departments," Minister for Public Relations and MP Government spokesman Narottam Mishra told PTI after the cabinet meeting.