Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be informed about Dhasai, the first cashless village in Maharashtra at a meeting on Tuesday with the MPs, Bhiwandi MP Kapil Patil said today.
“Prime Minister on Tuesdays meets MPs (in New Delhi). In that meeting, I will inform him about Dhasai, the village in Murbad tehsil of Thane district, going cashless,” said the Lok Sabha member.
The BJP MP made these remarks at an official function in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Fadnavis also lauded the fact that the village Dhasai in Murbad had gone cashless and wanted other villages in the state to follow suit.
Amid the Centre’s push for digital transaction, Dhasai village in Thane district has become the first “cashless village” in Maharashtra, state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had said.
All payments in the village are being done through plastic money. Traders, vegetable and fruit vendors and others providing goods and services in Dhasai are using swipe machines for cashless transactions.
Dhasai, around 70 km from Mumbai, has a population of around 10,000. Around 60 nearby small villages depend on Dhasai for trade and their daily needs.
The initiative to make this village cashless was taken by Bank of Baroda in collaboration with NGO Veer Savarkar Pratishthan. The NGO trained the villagers in using digital methods of transactions, the minister had said.