Digi Dhan Mela evokes massive public participation in Jammu

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan. 18 (ANI): The Digi Dhan Mela, a Government of India initiative aimed at incentivising digitally enabled transformation in the country following the recent demonetisation, was held on Tueday at Gulshan Ground in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. At the event, huge public participation was seen thronging different stalls put up by various banks, telecom companies, Aadhar and different departments of the State Government to gather first hand information about various Digital Schemes of the central government. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Minister in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal, J&K Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Singh emphasised the need of digitiszation in the country for easy transfer of money. Digitization will pave way for a new revolution in which paper currency will be replaced by digital transactions thus proving beneficial to curb black money, he added. He further informed that the central government is contemplating to merge Jan Dhan, Aadhar and smart phones for boosting the economy of the country and for the easy transfer of money. "In a few years, the mindset of the common masses would have a drastic change to adopt the digital technologies," he said. Earlier, Arjun Ram Meghwal, while addressing the gathering, said that menace of the shadow economy will be curbed by the adoption of digitization in the country. (ANI)