Narendra Modi launches new mobile app for digital transaction

Photo of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of mobile application.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a mobile payment application based on Aadhaar card during a function Digi Dhan Mela in New Delhi to promote and make digital transactions easier through e-payment.

The app is called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) which is a re-branded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data).

Modi while speaking on the occasion said BHIM app is very simple to use and a thumb impression was enough to operate it.

He said, “Be it a smartphone or feature phone of Rs 1,000-1,200, BHIM app can be used. There is no need to have Internet connectivity. One only needs a thumb. There was a time when an illiterate was called ‘angutha chchap’. Now, time has changed. Your thumb is your bank now. It has become your identity now.”

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Modi further added that ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ and ‘DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana’ were a Chrismas gift to the nation.

Interestingly, when this app will complete 100 days, people will be given several prizes of Rs 1,000 through lucky draws and on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar a mega draw will be held on April 14th.

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