A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 

Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic facilities, like electricity infrastructure, water, metallic road and other amenities of life, says a villager, Ghulam Mohammad. The villagers are poverty stricken and a very few people use smartphones and internet. Locals are aghast over the announcement and demand a probe into the matter.

The district administration Budgam under its handout released on its official website maintains that the ‘feat’ was achieved through “rigorous efforts by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited and National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the objective of Digital Financial Inclusion.” With a few shops scattered across this village, the people could be seen doing cash transactions. Apparently, NIC Budgam’s District Informatics Officer has been awarded for this ‘achievement’ recently in New Delhi.

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Health Care System Continues to Remain Inaccessible to Rural India

 
/ May 18, 2019

A proper health care system remains inaccessible to most of rural India as hospitals lack doctors, nurses and lab technicians.

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Cyclone Fani Leave Residents of Odisha’s Mangalpur and Sainto Without Food, Water and Shelter

 
/ May 15, 2019

State Government carried off a mammoth task of evacuation before Cyclone Fani struck Odisha, but the condition of the interior areas is far worse than predicted. 

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