Dhasai, a village nearly 70 km from Mumbai in Thane district became the first village in the State of Maharashtra to become “cashless”. This was informed by Sudhir Mungantiwar, Maharashtra’s State Finance on Thursday.
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All transactions in the village by traders, vegetable and fruit vendors and others are done by plastic money using card swiping machines. The minister said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a revolutionary step to check corruption and terror funding by banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. He has shown us a dream and has taken steps in that direction. In this journey, Dhasai has emerged as the first cashless village in the state. Maharashtra, too, will soon become a cashless state".
It was a joint initiative by Bank Of Baroda and NGO Veer Savarkar Pratishthan. The NGO trained the locals how to do digital transactions.
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