Modi, after his visit to Deekshabhoomi, inaugurated thermal power plant units -three super-critical units with capacity of 660 MW each at Koradi, two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur and one of 250 MW at Parli. He also urged the IMC and other industry bodies to implement a plan, and make some changes for the betterment of the nation before 2022, as this year marks the 75th anniversary of Independence.
Rs.258 crore of prize money won by 16 lakh winners, including customers and merchants belonging to different corners of the country and from varied walks of life.
Taking a dig at the critics of his economic decisions such as demonetisation, Mr. Modi said he was "astounded" by the opinions of many scholars (on demonetisation and cashless economy). These townships are expected to generate digital transactions in excess of 150,000 on a daily basis.
He also explained how currency printing is very expensive.
Mr Modi said one of the sectors towards which the government is devoting significant effort is the renewable energy sector. For the security of an ATM, there are five police personnel present there. And the way mobile wallets based transactions are decreasing, and UPI-based transactions are increasing it is clear that Aadhaar connected UPI-based payment mechanism will be the force to reckon with in future. The department has emphasised that the app was fully secure to use.
The BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) mobile application was launched on December 31, 2016, for facilitating digital transfer of funds using mobiles. After any purchase, you will have to fill that number in the BHIM Aadhaar app in his smart device and give a thumb impression for verification.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the "DigiDhan" movement was not only about curbing corruption, but also about giving a voice to the poor.
Any Indian without access to smartphones, internet, debit or credit cards will be able to transact digitally through this platform, realising Ambedkar's vision of social and financial empowerment for all. He promised that his government will deliver on this dream.
"Leaders around the world are creating online communications that convey global social and political context while also sharing a sense of personality and creativity", said Don Baer, CEO of Burson-Marsteller, in a statement.
"The BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app is such a modern and apt facility which even the technologically advanced countries do not have".