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Govt to launch new TV channel named DigiShala, website named Cashless India

business Updated: Dec 09, 2016 11:08 IST
Anirban Ghoshal
Anirban Ghoshal
Hindustan Times
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The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) has sent out media invitations saying that the new TV Channel will be launched by Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and PP Chaudhary, MoS, Electronics & IT at around 3 PM.

The government on Friday is expected to launch a new TV channel named DigiShala and a new website named Cashless India post demonetisation to educate citizens about completing transactions digitally.

The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) has sent out media invitations saying that the new TV Channel will be launched by Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and PP Chaudhary, MoS, Electronics & IT at around 3 PM.

Citizens have been facing a harrowing time after the demonetisation excercise as the Reserve Bank and governnment try to flush back liquidity in the system. Nearly 3.8 lakh crore has been deployed back in the country.

Earlier, RBI deputy governor R Gandhi had said that almost Rs 11.85 lakh crore in the scrapped Rs 500/1000 notes have come back to the banking system. He further said printing presses of the RBI and the government are working to full capacity and all efforts are being made to reach the notes in every part of the country.

“In fact, during this period that is from November 10 to December 5, the RBI supplied to the public banknotes of various denominations near about Rs 4 lakh crore.

“As regards lower denomination of notes, the RBI through its counters and bank branches have supplied 19.1 billion (pieces) in this period which is more than what RBI had supplied to the public in whole of last three years,” he said.

The channel and the website is expected to be used in future for educating citizens about new moves, schemes of the government under the digital India programme.