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Successful Execution Of Digital Payments In India Proves Naysayers Wrong: FM

Sitharaman says that during the covid lockdown, people received cash in their bank accounts just by a click

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the successful execution of digital payment systems in India has proved the sceptics wrong.

While addressing a gathering of BJP workers in Pune, she said that during the lockdown imposed by the covid 19 pandemic, people received cash in their bank accounts just by a click.

"If they could not go to the bank or did not know how to take it, the bank Mitra went to the village and delivered their money," she said.

A few questions were raised about how electronic payments would function, particularly in rural regions where internet connectivity is unstable, yet presently disregarding covid, India drives the world in UPI payments, she said.

Sitharaman also added, "There had been slogans like 'Garibi Hatao' and promises to provide things like potable water in the past. But all that is getting fulfilled now, because there is PM Modi who is dedicated to the country," she added. 

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