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Over 8 lakh people win Rs 133 cr under Niti Aayog’s digital payment scheme

India TV Business Desk New Delhi 12 Feb 2017, 20:35:47 IST
India TV Business Desk

In a scheme under Niti Aayog to promote digital payments, more than 8 lakh people have been awarded a total of Rs 133 crore in the last one and a half months.

The prizes were distributed under the "Lucky Grahak Yojana" and "Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana" -- the twin schemes launched to incentivise both consumers and merchants to promote digital transactions.

“It's 50 days of our #DigiDhanMelas and over 8 lakh people have won Rs 133 crore already! 50 more days to go.", Niti Aayog said in a tweet.

The government on December 25 had launched two schemes - Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana to give boost to digital transaction.

The Lucky Grahak Yojana has winners on a daily and weekly basis, and under the Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana, winners are selected on a weekly basis.

The schemes would remain open till April 14.

(With inputs from agencies)