Kakinada: In response to a call by AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, students of engineering colleges under Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTU-K) in eight districts will visit villages to spread awareness about financial and digital literacy, especially about cashless transactions.
JNTU-K Vice-Chancellor Mr V.S.S. Kumar issued a circular to all affiliated engineering colleges to make the programme a success. Students can get apps of various banks and go to their respective villages and create awareness to operate the bank transactions through their mobile phones.
Mr Kumar said that the faculty in their respective colleges should train the students on handling of the apps and making transactions and later, the students will then teach the people. He said students should play a vital role to overcome the demonetisation crisis.
Meanwhile, District Rural Development Agency officials are training self-help groups to download apps of different banks, to swipe debit, rupay or credit cards on point of sale machines for their financial transactions.
“The aim is to reduce cash transactions. The DRDA is giving training to nearly 80,000 groups,” he said. He added that Jan Dhan accounts of rural people had been activated and now they should be taught on how to transact.