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PM’s Christmas Gift to Nation : Modi encourages digital economy with NITI Aayog schemes to

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‘Christmas gift to remember’:The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a ‘seasonal announcement’. He said he is giving away 2 special gifts for Christmas season. These gifts that the PM was referring to are the schemes – ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ and ‘Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana’. These two schemes were those launched earlier in order to push towards the country’s cashless transactions for a cashless economy.

In a number of Tweets, the PM Tweeted, “These 2 schemes will further incentivise digital payments,” he tweeted along with the advertisements of the new initiatives. “Strategic push towards increased cashless transactions…. A big boost to move towards cashless and corruption free India. Two new schemes launched.”

NITI Aayog schemes to encourage digital economy : Modi’s Christmas Gift to nation


In a step towards pushing the entire nation to a cashless transactions economy in every corner of the nation, they introduced the two schemes. All the sections of the society will move towards digital payments through these two schemes that were earlier announced. As per the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant even those transactions between the amounts of Rs. 50 and Rs. 3000 will be covered under these schemes. The government further went ahead and announced that post demonetization, to encourage and promote digital payments they are going a step further. The government said there would be weekly, monthly, and mega cash awards that would total up to Rs. 340 Crores beginning Christmas Day. This will be for both the consumers as well as the merchants.

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Amitabh Kanth said that the first lucky draw will happen on Christmas Day that is December 25, 2016. On the birthday anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedhkar, the bumper mega draw will happen on April 14th of 2017. There was also a discussion with scholars as well as economists where the PM Narendra Modi highlighted the country’s commitment to a macroeconomy policy as well as others. At the discussion, the focus areas were a trade, monetary policy, competitiveness, productivity, and energy, with ideas from global research. The PM also detailed out the Union Government’s steps to pump up agricultural productivity as well as renewable energy.

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