The government distributed prize money worth around 117.4 crore to over 7.6 lakh consumers and merchants as of February 7, 2017 under its digital payment promotion schemes such as Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana.
The NITI Aayog revealed these numbers claiming the success of the schemes and digitalization.
In a press release, the NITI Aayog mentioned that both the males and females have actively participated in the schemes. Maharashtra has topped with maximum numbers of winners followed by Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
Claiming it as youth moment, the Aayog said that maximum winners are from 21-30 age group.
Government of India ruled out Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana on December 25, 2016, after the demonetization and PM Modi’s push for digitization.
The eligibility of the luck draw is utilization of RuPay card, BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), UPI (Unified Payments Interface), USSD-based *99# service and Aadhaar-enabled Payment Service (AePS) for digital payments.