Digital payment can check corruption and black money, says PM Modi
People, especially the youth, should become ambassadors of digital payment schemes rolled out by the government, Modi said
Addressing his monthly 'Mann ki baat' radio program, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the digital payment can check black money and play a key role in fighting graft.
The PM, who is busy campaigning for assembly polls in 5 state, asked the youth to become an "anti-corruption cadre" as part of the "cleanliness" drive.
People, especially the youth, should become ambassadors of digital payment schemes rolled out by the government, Modi said.
Stressing on digital transaction, PM Modi said: "Lead this movement. Take it further as it has a very major and prominent role in the fight against corruption and black money. To me, each and every individual involved in this mission constitutes a new anti-corruption cadre in the country. In a way you are a soldier in the cause of cleanliness and purity."
People are "shedding their hard currency mindset" and moving towards digital currency and the youth are leading the way using their mobile phones as the new tool to make and receive payments, he said.
PM Modi also announced that 10 lakh people have been rewarded, over 50,000 traders have won prizes and an amount of over Rs 150 crore has been earned as prize money by people who have promoted and carried forward the digital payment campaign in the last 2 months.
"Digital payment schemes will complete 100 days on April 14, the 126th birth anniversary of B R Amdedkar and people should help 125 people download the Bhim application on their mobile phone for digital transactions," he said.
As he encouraged people to use digital transaction, he also used the opportunity to congratulate 'divyang' (differently-able) players for defeating Pakistan in the final of the Blind T-20 World Cup.