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Digital Finance for Rural India: Creating Awareness and Access through Common Service Centres (CSCs)

Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has launched a new scheme entitled “Digital Finance for Rural India: Creating Awareness and Access through Common Service Centres (CSCs)” under Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) with objectives to enable the CSCs to become Digital Financial Hubs, by hosting awareness sessions on government policies and digital finance options available for rural citizens as well as enabling various mechanism of digital financial services such as IMPS, UPI, Bank PoS machines etc. with an outlay of ₹ 65.625 crore.

2 lakhs Common Service Centres (CSCs) to provide capacity building, awareness access for digital payments methods to around1 crore rural citizensand 25 lakhs merchants across India. Each CSC would reach out to 40 households in the catchment area, covering one person from each household. Apart from rural citizens, each CSC would also target 10 Merchants per Panchayat to facilitate them in getting POS machines or digital payment mechanism.

For details, please refer to Administrative Approval for Digital Finance for Rural India: Creating Awareness and Access through Common Service Centres (CSCs) (Size - 3.35MB).