Ashwini Vaishnav launches 'Digital Payments Utsav' to promote digital payments across the country

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Electronics & Information Technology and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav launched the 'Digital Payments Utsav' in New Delhi on 9 February.

An overview of the news

  • A comprehensive month-long campaign “Digital Payments Utsav" has been planned from for the promotion of Digital Payments across the country, 

  • It will focus on G-20 Digital Economy Working Group event cities, namely Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru.

  • Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar was the guest of honour at the event.

  • G-20 co-branded QR codes and a coffee table book showcasing India's journey to global leadership in digital payments and digital inclusion were released at the event.

  • The 'Digital Payments Utsav' will also highlight how digital payments are ensuring financial inclusion and empowering small traders, street vendors and common people of the country.

  • The Digital Payments Utsav will also introduce digital payments as a 'whole of government' initiative with active participation from other central ministries.

  • MeitY is striving to increase access to easy and convenient digital payment solutions for all citizens.

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