So you know that old 500 and 1000 notes are invalid in India now, right? So dumb of me to ask this to you! You probably just came back home after a excruciating trip to a nearby ATM, or maybe a far-away one. Anyways, we’re drifting from the topic. The main goal of ending these old notes included the end of black money (which shall not happen that easily) and also to promote cashless payments.
Cashless payments have become a necessity because of the fact that ATMs have no cash to give to you, and it has given a special success window to online payment wallets. But, in a country like India there are many people who don’t have their hands on technology and even if they have, then online wallets aren’t really a big thing.
So, Indian government made way for DigiShala which is an active 24×7 TV Channel which will educate and tell people the basics of online and cashless payments. This new venture will help people learn about Aadhar payments, USSDs, the use of credit and debit cards and several more things. And not only did they make a TV channel but they also developed a website namely, cashlessindia.gov.in, which will basically serve the same purpose on this vast platform called Internet.
Both the website and the channel are a part of the Digi Dhan Abhiyan, initiated for the same. The DigiShala will be available for free on Doordarshan DTH channel and through GSAT15 statellite.
In my personal opinion, I think that this step is both sensible and needful. There are many people not willing to opt the green way of cashless payments, which, shall be prevailed in India, and Government should keep this in mind that steps they’re planning to take are implemented properly.