Dhasai - There is a village where no one has to stand in a queue to withdraw money either from the bank or from the ATM. Here, everyone pays electronically even for the purchase of milk and vegetables. Is this a reality? Well, Yes. it is!
On one hand, the whole country is facing the shortage of petty change for high value currency notes while on the other Dhasai village has become a cashless village. This has been made possible by the efforts of Ranjeet Savarkar, executive president of the Swatantryaveer Savarkar Pratishthan, Dadar. The initiative was taken with the assistance of Bank of Baroda. As the villagers have accounts in Jan Dhan Scheme, they have in their possession the debit cards. Applications for 39 swipe machines were made and those purchasing these machines include six vada-paav vendors. State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar launched this initiative by swiping his debit card at a shop on purchase of rice. Along with Ranjeet Savarkar, Bank of Baroda’s general manager Navtej Singh, MLA Kisan Kathore and others were prominently present on this occasion.