Hyderabad: Yadadri has become the first cashless temple town in Telangana State with Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) under its flagship project ‘Digithon’ enabling 815 merchants near the temple for cashless transactions.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, TITA president Sundeep Kumar Makthala said that TITA members travelled to the temple town to sensitise and train all autorickshaw drivers, coconut merchants, those behind prasadam counters and others on cashless transactions.
The initiative was taken up with the support of Alair MLA and Government Whip Gongidi Sunita under the banner of ‘Digithon Cashless Yadadri’.
After travelling in a cashless autorickshaw, Gongidi Sunita stressed on the urgent need to create awareness among the citizens, especially in rural and semi-urban areas, regarding digital finance services and also to support access to digital finance services options.
“Now, devotees here can easily pay make cashless transactions for travelling in an autorickshaw, purchasing coconuts, prasadam, etc.,” she said.
Yadadri Collector Anita Ramachandran, who purchased coconuts by making a cashless transaction, appreciated TITA for the unique initiative.