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10 million users of BHIM app in just 10 days: PM Modi

India TV Tech Desk New Delhi 09 Jan 2017, 16:02:08 PM IST
India TV Tech Desk

Launched to simplify digital transactions, mobile application BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) has been downloaded 10 million times till now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi disclosed today.

What makes this feat even more commendable is the fact that the app achieved the 10-million downloads mark within a span of 10 days.

"Delighted to know that in a span of 10 days there have been over 10 million downloads of the BHIM App. BHIM App has made transactions faster and easier, thus making it popular among the youth. The App is also beneficial for traders," an official statement cited the Prime Minister as saying.

"The BHIM App is a fine example of Make in India and how technology is being effectively used to end the menace of corruption and black money." 

On December 30, 2016, Prime Minister Modi had launched the BHIM mobile app.

At that time, the Prime Minister had said that BHIM app -- a re-branded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) -- will promote and make digital transactions easier.