Government scheme to promote digital payments, 15,000 lucky draw winners would get Rs. 1,000 each for 100 days

Government advocates small traders to adopt digital means, eyeing upon cashless economy.

New Delhi, December 15: Government has introduces a scheme to promote digital payments.

According to the scheme, 15,000 lucky draw winners would get Rs. 1,000 each for 100 days from Christmas.

In a bid to incentivise digital payments, the government on Thursday launched two schemes for consumers and merchants, Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant said here.

Lucky Grahak Yojna would reward consumers through a daily, as well as a weekly, draw on transactions worth Rs 50 to Rs 3,000 with maximum reward up to Rs 1 lakh.

Digi Dhan Yojna, aimed at merchants, would have a maximum reward of Rs 50,000, Kant said.

The scheme would commence from December 25 and would last till April 14.

On April 14, there would be mega awards worth Rs 1 crore, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 25 lakh, respectively, for consumers and Rs 50 Lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh for merchants, Kant said.

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