Claiming that the technology developed to eradicate the cash transactions was easy to learn, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said a minor child can teach a related mobile application to the elder generation.
“The young generation is technology savvy. They know how to use the mobile application. Centre has launched UPI application which can be used to transfer the money in case of the smallest of the purchases. An eight to ten-year old child can teach you how to use the application,” Parrikar said addressing BJP’s Vijay Sankalp rally at Sanvordem town, 70 kms from Panaji. He sought help from the people towards making Goa a cashless society by December 30.
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“We aim to make Goa a cashless society. I know that it is not possible to have hundred per cent cashless society but we can very well make less-cash society,” Parrikar said. “As per Prime Minister’s instruction Goa has taken lead in it. Yesterday we had a meeting with the bank officials. We have decided to train everyone including a common man about the cashless concept so that by December 30, people will be taught how to use the technology,” he said. Parrikar said the bank officials will be conducting special training for the traders and businessman on the concept of cashless transactions.
“There will be advertisements released and people will be educated about this concept,” he said, adding Goa will be a model state in the cashless society concept.