After demonetization surprise of Modi govt. on November, BBSR was the first city in Odisha which showed how to handle the situation without any chaos and stress by going cashless everywhere. From Gupchup stalls to vegetable market, the QR code of Paytm seems to be everywhere & now this village of Odisha which pretends to know nothing is all getting prepared to go cashless. & guess what !
Paytm itself is helping this village of Odisha to go cashless & now everyone is getting to know that why Paytm has decided to add Odia language in it’s app for Digital Payments.
After Puri’s Nuagaon çame to be described as the state’s first cashless village, Paytm is helping Manguli village, on the outskirts of Cuttack, to move to cashless transactions.
In a recent report of Business Stadard it has revealed that “The company has on board a majority of merchants in Manguli, thus helping the residents to adopt a digital lifestyle. Paytm’s digital village initiative serves the dual purpose of offering customers access to a quick and easy cashless payment solution and allowing the firm to tap into the widest set of merchants across India
. Manguli is a trade and business hub.
Amit Sinha, vice-president, Paytm said, “We have registered a strong interest from consumers and merchants from rural areas. Our team has been organising workshops to inform merchants about the benefits of using Paytm and increase overall awareness about digital payments. We have received a great support from local merchant community and administration in Odisha and plan to launch such initiatives in many more districts.”
The company has also launched Paytm Nearby, a feature that guides customers to their nearest Paytm merchant and a toll-free number 1800 1800 1234 that helps non-smart phone users pay or receive money using Paytm.”
The company has also launched its app in 10 regional languages including Hindi and Odia to make digital payments accessible to all. It has also waived off its 1% transaction fee.
It has been cleared that Paytm is trying hard to boost the plastic money movement in Odisha. If all the above things are not enough then you need to know this which will completely surprise you to know that last week, district officials in Puri declared Nuagaon as the maiden cashless village with freaking more than 1,000 switching to plastic money.
Nuagaon’s villagers have started using debit cards and credit cards. Even daily wages are paid digitally. All the villagers have e-wallets or plastic cards, the newspaper report said.