Ma­nipur’s Karang be­comes In­dia’s first cash­less is­land

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Karang, an is­land of Ma­nipur, has be­come the first cash­less is­land of the coun­try.

The Min­istry of Elec­tron­ics and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy has an­nounced it un­der the dig­i­tal In­dia pro­gram.

The Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Bish­nupur district said the is­land of Lok­tak lake, the largest fresh­wa­ter lake in North East In­dia, has ful­filled all nec­es­sary cri­te­ria to be­come cash­less econ­omy.

The DC of Bish­nupur district said the cam­paign for cash­less econ­omy in the is­land was launched dur­ing Jan­uary 9-12 and the in­hab­i­tants ex­tended their sup­port to it.

Dur­ing the cam­paign, two or­ga­ni­za­tions had ex­tended their sup­port on cash­less trans­ac­tions. Apart from the two or­ga­ni­za­tions, the peo­ple of the is­land also sup­ported it, the top ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial said.

So far over 400 ben­e­fi­cia­ries, 16 mer­chants have reg­is­tered them­selves for cash­less trans­ac­tions. We will pro­vide them a card swipe ma­chine within two weeks, the DC said.

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