Follow Us:
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Gujarat temples initiate steps to accept cashless donations

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani inaugurated the digital donation system at the famous Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district to accept donations through debit or credit card using swipe machines.

By: PTI | Vadodara |
December 1, 2016 12:37:47 pm
Gujarat temples, demonitisation, epayment, cashless transactions, Ambaji Temple, Ranchhodraiji temple, ewallet payment, temple donations, temple donation card payment, india news CM Vijay Rupani swipes his card for give donation to Amabaji Temple during the inauguration of cash less donation in Temple at Ambaji in Gujarat. (Source: PTI)

With the demonetisation move resulting in a drop in donations, some of the famous temples in Gujarat have started introducing e-wallets, ATMs with deposit facility and swipe machines to accept cashless donations. Dhanraj Nathwani, vice president of Dwarka Mandir Vyasthapan Samiti, told PTI over phone, “I have taken up this issue to help devotees make donations without crumbling under the impact of demonetisation. Lakhs of people visit Dwarka and feel gratified and contended with the blessings of Lord Dwarkadhish,” he said.

WATCH VIDEO: Petrol Pumps, Air Ticket Counters Will Not Accept Old Rs 500 Notes After December 2

To popularise cashless transactions among people, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on Tuesday inaugurated the digital donation system at the famous Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district to accept donations through debit or credit card using swipe machines.

He made a donation of Rs 31,000 using his wife’s debit card.

Best of Express Premium

What makes KuCoin P2P Trading Platform a Good Choice To Buy Crypto?Premium
Airtel Demonstrates Immersive Video Entertainment On 5G; Recreates Kapi...Premium
Is It A Good Idea To Keep One Account For All Your Financial Transactions?Premium
Touching The Sky : SIMS, Pune Alumni On A Path To Make A DifferencePremium

Sources in the Ambaji temple trust said after demonetisation, donations have come down by at least 30 per cent. With the new cashless facility, the donations are again likely to go up, they said.

Somnath temple trust secretary Pravinbhai Laheri said they are now in talks with a digital wallet company to accept
funds and donations digitally.

The trust has also begun accepting e-payment for the ‘prasad’ (food offered to gods) at the temple located in Gir
Somnath district.

Ravindra Upadhyay, manager of the famous Ranchhodraiji temple, located at Dakor in Kheda district, about 50 km from Vadodara, said they have initiated the process of introducing e-wallets, swipe machines and ATMs as they witnessed the donations going down by about 20 per cent after November 8.

Latest Comment
View All Comments
Post Comment
Read Comments

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard

Featured Stories

When Reema Lagoo kept crying after Renuka Shahane's death scene in Hum Aa...
Pooja Hegde on big back-to-back flops Radhe Shyam, Beast, Acharya: 'I kno...
Anees Bazmee on Akshay Kumar not starring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: 'He is to...
Chessable Masters: R Praggnanandhaa stuns Magnus Carlsen again
Forensic teaser: Vikrant Massey, Radhika Apte try to solve mystery around...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X