The government announced on Thursday a slew of measures to encourage digital transactions post the November 8 demonetisation move.
In a press conference, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant announced several rewards and schemes for customers and traders.
The government launched these daily, weekly and mega awards with budget of Rs 340 crore.
Here are the highlights:
# 7000 weekly awards, maximum award of Rs. 50,000 each for merchants, under Digi Dhan Vyapari Yojna
# National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to announce 15,000 winners of 1000 rupees each for next 100 days, starting from December 25
# Launching Lucky Grahak Yojna for consumers,and Digi Dhan Vyapari Yojna to encourage merchants to transition to digital payments
# Govt has initiated numerous steps to combat scourge of corruption and black money in last two and a half years
# Focus of Lucky Grahak and Digi-Dhan Yojana is on poor, middle class and small businesses so as to bring them into digital payments revolution: NITI Aayog
(With inputs from agencies)