Narendra Modi brought big smiles on lucky members who participated in his schemes- Lucky Grahak Yojna and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana by awarding them prize money as high as Rs 1 crore. A 20-year-old student of Electrical Engineering from Latur, emerged as the winner of Rs 1 crore under the Lucky Grahak Yojana scheme. She won the prize money for making a transaction of Rs 1,590 through her RuPay card online to pay the monthly EMI for her new mobile phone.
Hardin Kumar, a primary school teacher from Gujarat is the second lucky winner who is awarded with Rs50 lakh for making payment of Rs 1,100 through his RuPay card.
Bharat Singh from the Sherpur village in Uttarakhand emerged as the third winner, who took home Rs 25 lakh for making digital transaction.
Under the DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana category for merchants, Anand Ananthapadmanabhan won Rs 50 lakh for accepting a payment of Rs 300 at GRT Jewellers in Tambaram, Chennai.
The second prize of Rs 25 lakh was won by Ragini Rajendra Uttekar, owner of a small beauty parlour in Thane in Maharashtra for accepting a payment of Rs 510.
33-year-old Shaik Rafi who is a wholesaler in clothing had accepted a payment of Rs 2,000 and won Rs 12 lakh.
Narendra Modi government is leaving no stone unturned to draw more and more consumers on the digital platform, and in a bid to do so, two schemes were launched by him based on lucky draw system. This was done to attract public towards Indian version of credit/debit card- RuPay Card. These schemes were Lucky Grahak Yojna and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana – which ended after 100 days of campaign led by NITI Aayog to educate public regarding the importance of digital payments. The scheme was operational during the period 25 December, 2016 to 14 April 2017. The estimated expenditure of the scheme was around Rs 340 Crores.