Kerala’s Malappuram sets an example in going cashless

Although the CPM-led government in Kerala has been protesting against the impact of the Centre's note ban move, Malappuram district administration has been training its locals about digital transactions to counter the cash crunch

Kerala’s Malappuram sets an example in going cashless

With over 60 per cent commercial establishments in Malappuram district’s Kottakal town having adopted some form of e-cash option, the district has become a trailblazer for the rest on becoming cashless.

Although the CPM-led government in Kerala has been protesting against the impact of the Centre's note ban move, Malappuram district administration has been training its locals about digital transactions to counter the cash crunch,

an NDTV report said.

"It was the locals and businessmen who came asking for help. We mobilised our teams, including thousands of student volunteers, grass root leaders, bank staffs and nodal agencies to digital training to equip and train people on the ground with various modes of e-cash. The results are showing and people are happy," the report quoted District Collector Amit Meena as saying.
NSS student volunteers have even ventured into the Nedugayam forests in Malappuram to educate local tribals about digital transactions.

The report cited a tribal youth saying how NSS volunteers taught him to make digital transactions via smart phones and normal ones also and now he is educating the rest of his folks about it.