Nalgonda: Collector Gaurav Uppal on Tuesday asked students and youth of the district to educate their elders on cashless transactions, reminding them that the Centre was extending incentives to villages to turn them digital.
Speaking at an awareness camp on cashless transactions at Thanedarpally in Thipparthy in the district, Uppal said the district administration took up a comprehensive plan to turn 11 villages cashless. He also said the Centre decided to extend cash incentives to the first 50 villages that turn as cashless transaction villages. The educated youth should come forward and try to create awareness among the people about the benefits of going cashless.
Joint Collector C Narayana Reddy said Tanedarpally should be Number 1 in cashless transactions. He suggested the owners of grocery and ration shops, and chicken centres to open current accounts and get POS (point-of-sale) machines.
Uppal has also distributed bank passbooks and debit cards to villagers who do not have accounts. He also launched a POS machine at a kirana shop and paid his autorckshaw fare through mobile wallet Paytm.
District Rural Development Officer Ringu Anjaiah, LEAD Bank Manager Suryam and Nalgonda RDO Venkata Chary attended the programme.