As the Government of India, under its “Digital India” campaign, continues to promote accessibility and usage of digital modes of payments across India, MicroSave partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to transform a panchayat near Munnar, Kerala into “less-cash” Panchayat. AEPS and BHIM Aadhaar are the two products users are using in this panchayat.
This initiative aims to digitally enable panchayats across the country, and encourage active and sustaining village level participation. Some of the questions likely to come to one’s mind can be – what are the key factors that can change a panchayat into becoming digital, what difference does it make in going digital to the villagers, what does BHIM Aadhaar entail for merchant and the villagers and what changes does it bring to a villager’s experience while making digital payments? Read this report on Digital Vattavada Panchayat to get answers to these questions.