PM Narendra Modi Announces Incentive Programme For BHIM Digital Payment Platform: Highlights

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PM Narendra Modi Announces Incentive Programme For BHIM Digital Payment Platform: Highlights
Nagpur:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public gathering in Nagpur on Dr. BR Ambedkar's 126th birth anniversary. The PM, who arrived in the city around 11 am, visit Deekshabhoomi - the place where Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism with his followers on the occasion of Ashok Vijaya Dashami on October 14, 1956. PM Modi also visited the Koradi thermal power station where he dedicated Mahagenco's 1,980-MW Koradi Thermal Power project to the nation. The PM formally launched the Aadhaar-linked Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) along with two incentive schemes and will give awards to winners of the Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojna - schemes which were launched in December 2016 to incentivise digital payments in the country. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Ramdas Athawale, Hansraj Ahir and other leaders are accompanying PM Modi during his visit.

Here are the highlights of PM Narendra Modi's public address in Nagpur:
  • Delighted to be here on Ambedkar Jayanti. I am honoured to have got the opportunity to pray at Deekshabhoomi
  • Dr. Ambedkar faced many hurdles but didn't let (Katutha) come out. It never reflected from his deed, action
  • Dr. Ambedkar did not have a trace of bitterness or revenge in him. This was is speciality
  • Today we are inaugurating many projects. Electricity has become indispensable part of us. In 21st century, electricity is a common right of every citizen
  • Development can only happen when electricity is available. It is the primary need in order to move towards development.
  • We are devoting significant effort is the renewable energy sector
  • Our freedom fighters happily gave up their lives for the sake of India's freedom. They had a dream about an independent India, and we must do our best to make this nation as they would have wanted to see it
  • We are working tirelessly to ensure that each and every Indian must have his or her own house that has electricity, water and other facilities
  • Benefits of the projects inaugurated today will help our youngsters
PM Modi on digital economy
  • India is on its way to become a digital economy
  • The time is not far when every Indian, even the poorest, would say "DigiDhan Niji-dhan" (Digital money is my money)
  • We all need money, but it is not necessary to be in the form of cash
  • More cash causes more problems. Less-cash is essential for a better society
  • Paperless currency is the future. It rids us of all sorts of problems
PM Modi on BHIM-Aadhaar App
  • BHIM-Aadhaar will be the first of its kind in the world
  • Even the most advanced nations in the world do not have such a system
  • BHIM App will be a complete game-changer.
  • BHM App is positively impacting several lives across the nation
  • Every country will jump to take up this system
  • BHIM APP will be a case study in foreign universities
  • We must be the front-runners and be the ones who set this up for other counties
  • There is a referral programme for BHIM
  • You will receive an incentive if you get others to use the BHIM App
  • If you teach someone how to operate BHIM app you will get Rs 10


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