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Over 70% rural citizens have adopted e-wallets: IT Ministry

More than 70 per cent of rural citizens have adopted the methods of e-wallets followed by Unified Payment Interface (UPI) payment option, the Electronics and IT Ministry said today. "An overview of the current data available with the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) shows that more than 70 per cent rural citizens have adopted the methods of e-wallets, 16 per cent opted for Unified Payment Interface (UPI)," the ministry said in a release. Similarly, more than 85 per cent of the merchants have adopted the e-Wallet system and 13 per cent have opted for UPI, the statement said. "The speed and scale at which digital transformation in taking place in India is paving the way for a digitally empowered, participative and inclusive society," MeitY Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.

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