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Maharashtra gets first ‘cashless village’

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Mumbai: Amid the Centre’s push for digital transaction, Dhasai village in Thane district has become the first “cashless village” in Maharashtra, state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said today.

From today, all payments in the village are being done through plastic money. Traders, vegetable and fruit vendors and others providing goods and services in Dhasai are using swipe machines for cashless transactions.

Dhasai, in Murbad taluka, around 70 km from Mumbai, has a population of around 10,000. Around 60 nearby small villages depend on Dhasai for trade and their daily needs.