Puri’s Nuagaon becomes first Odisha village to go cashless

At a time when people across Odisha continue to reel under cash crunch, a small village in Puri district has reportedly become the first village in the State to introduce cashless transaction.

Published: 25th December 2016 02:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2016 07:02 AM   |  A+A-

Even as the government marches ahead with its plan to usher in cashless transactions, citizens continue to grapple with reality in a post-demonetisation India.

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By Express News Service

PURI : At a time when people across Odisha continue to reel under cash crunch, a small village in Puri district has reportedly become the first village in the State to introduce cashless transaction.

At a formal function organised on the village playground on Friday, district officials announced this in presence of a number of bankers.  Taking the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go cashless positively, the 1000-odd population of Nuagaon village under Biswanathpur panchayat in Satyabadi block switched over to plastic money to meet their ends.

The villagers started using credit and debit cards to buy goods from their village commercial outlets. Even wages to daily wagers were paid through card. All the villagers were equipped with plastic money and e-wallets. Bankers played a vital role in making the cashless transaction a success in the village.

Lauding the efforts of villagers, Pradip Jyoitnath, Director of Jiban Jibika Mission, said the villagers would get the benefit of cashless transactions in near future.

Block Development Officer Manasranjan Ray attended. More villages should adopt this example to easy their way of lives. Earlier, Nuagaon was declared the model village in the State for its achievements in sanitation facilities, cleanliness, and pollution free environment.

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