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Raje launches online payment app Bhamashah Wallet for direct benefit transfer

The Rajasthan government is funding a 15-day travel of 91 youth, selected through various rounds on the basis of their startup ideas and business proposals, to Silicon Valley.

jaipur Updated: Aug 24, 2018 11:17 IST
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Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje wished students travelling from Rajasthan to Silicon Valley for the Rajasthan Student Startup Exposure programme, and motivated them to take this experience and apply their learnings to create extraordinary products and services in Rajasthan. (PTI/File Photo)

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched Bhamashah Wallet, an online payment application, for direct benefit transfer (DBT) under the Bhamashah scheme, the country’s biggest DBT scheme. The state will make government services accessible through this digital wallet, she said.

At the inauguration of Bhamashah Techno Hub, India’s most advanced Startup Incubation and Acceleration Centre in Jaipur’s Jhalana Industrial Area, which will house more than 700 emerging entrepreneurs, Raje said Rajasthan had created an environment for entrepreneurs to grow by digitalization of various services.

“We have developed digital processes in government departments for e-governance and for stopping leakages in benefit transfers. Techno Hub will give speed to administrative work,” she added.

The CM unveiled Rajasthan Digital Museum that is conceptualised to showcase latest inventions in the field of e-governance and the history of digitisation in India. The museum displays various gadgets and gizmos starting from the early 1900 to the present day.

Raje launched Abhay Command Centres in Jhunjhunu, Dausa, Ganganagar, Barmer, Bhilwara, Karauli and Dholpur districts. These command centres are high-tech command centres for surveillance and tracking for bringing criminals to justice.

On the occasion, the CM wished the students travelling from Rajasthan to Silicon Valley for the Rajasthan Student Startup Exposure program, and motivated them to take this experience and apply their learnings to create extraordinary products and services in Rajasthan.

The government is funding 15-day travel of 91 youth, selected through various rounds on the basis of their startup ideas and business proposals, to Silicon Valley. Four officials of the department of information technology and communication are also travelling with them.

Bhamashah Techno Hub has an incubation space of 100,000 sq ft, beating all India states, to provide a single space to more than 700 startups with state-of-the-art amenities such as video conference rooms, individual and shared offices and committee halls.

“The incubation centre will not charge any kind of fee from start-ups as well as entrepreneurs and shall provide free facilities unlike T-Hub in Hyderabad which charges a fee for different facilities. It will be bigger than the biggest T-Hubs operational in India,” said Rajasthan’s IT and communication department principal secretary Akhil Arora.

Mohan Das Pai, member of the CM’s advisory council and chairman of Manipal Global, Jaipur mayor Ashok Lahoti, MLA Mohan Lal Gupta and chief secretary DB Gupta were also present during the function.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 00:33 IST