Lucknow, Dec 19 (Agency) Uttar Pradesh has ranked number one in digital transactions as 126 per cent more digital transactions have taken place last year.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had instructed banks to promote digital transactions in this era of the coronavirus pandemic. He had also appealed to the people that in the era is of technology, people should know and use technology for speed and transparency in work.
During the corona pandemic, under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the work that the state government did was in the best interest of the people, and this was made possible only with the embracing of technology. The effect of CM’s appeal is also visible in data and statistics – till September, Rs one billion, 76 crore 46 lakh worth of transactions have been done, which is Rs 98.53 crore, more than the total transactions done in the same period last year, official sources here on Saturday.
People in the state have made the highest payment of Rs 60.31 crore from UPI. After this, payment of Rs 47.79 crore has been made by people using their debit cards. Similarly, a transaction of Rs 20.43 crore has been done using the internet and Rs 16.36 crore has been transacted through other means. Apart from this, payment worth Rs 11.47 crore has been made from NEFT. Payment of RS 6.90 crore have been made through credit card, Rs 6.61 crore from IMPS, Rs 6.59 crore using Aadhaar.
State Bank of India has identified Siddharthnagar and Firozabad districts as digital districts. The objective of which is to promote digital payments in both the districts in a quick and convenient manner within a year by expanding and strengthening the digital payment ecosystem. Siddharthnagar district is one of the statistical districts selected by the Government of India. RBI has fixed the deadline of March 31, 2021 for this.