Digital transactions create atmosphere of honesty: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said digital transactions worth about 20 thousand crore rupees are taking place in the country every day and emphasised that due to this, convenience is also increasing in the country alongside an atmosphere of honesty.
In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, PM Modi said: "In the small street shops digital payment has made it easy to serve more and more customers. Now they don't even have a problem with loose change."
"You must also feel the convenience of UPI in everyday life. Wherever you go… carrying cash, going to the bank, finding an ATM… the hassle is now over. All payments are made from mobile itself, but, have you ever thought that how big a digital economy has been created in the country due to these small online payments of yours," the PM said.
He informed that at present, transactions worth about 20 thousand crore rupees are taking place in our country every day.
Last March, UPI transactions reached around Rs 10 lakh crores, he added.
"Due to this, convenience is also increasing in the country and an atmosphere of honesty is also being created. Now many new start-ups related to Fin-tech are also coming up in the country," he said.
The PM also urged citizens to share any experiences related to this "power of digital payment and start-up ecosystem."
Your experiences can become an inspiration to many other countrymen," he added.
He informed that during the Amrit Mahotsav, 75 Amrit Sarovars will be built in every district of the country.
"You can imagine how big the campaign is. The day is not far when there will be 75 Amrit Sarovars in your own city," he said.
"I would like all of you, and especially the youth, to know about this campaign and also bear responsibility for it. If there is any history related to the freedom struggle in your area, if there is a memory of a freedom fighter, you can also connect it with Amrit Sarovar," he added.