Surajkund Mela turns Cashless with MobiKwik

| Updated: Jan 31, 2017 21:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 31 (ANI): Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a cashless India, the world's biggest crafts fair, Surajkund Mela is turning cashless this year with Indian mobile wallet major MobiKwik. The company will exclusively enable mobile based cashless transactions at all 1200 stalls at the 15-day extravaganza beginning February 1. The Mela is organised by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. For the 31st Surajkund International Mela, the state of Jharkhand has been chosen to be the Theme State. At least 20 countries including Egypt and all the states of India will be participating in the Mela. "India is changing and masses are developing the habit of paying cashless. We are proud to become the digital payments partner for the most prestigious crafts fair in the country," said Upasana Taku, Co-Founder, Mobikwik. MobiKwik will also offer discounts to both consumers and artisans who will be using the digital wallet to make transactions in the mela. "We will be educating participating artisans and visitors on making digital payments using our application to ensure that we are successful in our endeavour to turn the mela cashless," added Taku. MobiKwik is also providing free Wi-Fi to enable all users in making seamless transactions. The availability of language options in the MobiKwik application will also ensure that the craftsmen will be able to transact effortlessly. The popular mobile wallet has recently introduced a lighter version of the app 'MobiKwik LITE' that is less than 1 MB in size and is available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oria, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. (ANI)