World leaders are marvelling at India’s digital systems as they express their surprise that the transaction was made without cash in hand. The viral video shows the Brazilian representative arriving at Bharat Mandapam and making a UPI payment.
A vast stall showcasing unique handicraft products has been set up at Bharat Mandap for world leaders to explore. At the handicraft stall in Tamil Nadu, the representative made the payment using UPI and expressed admiration, stating, “You are blessed with so many digital facilities, and it is very inspiring.”
UPI is Making a Global Mark!
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) September 9, 2023
The central government provided foreign delegates with an opportunity to experience India’s seamless digital systems by crediting 1000 each into their UPI wallets. An allocation of over Rs 10 lakh has been earmarked for this initiative. Additionally, the ‘G20 India’ mobile application was launched to facilitate transactions during the event. The development of the app aimed to support the languages of all the member countries.
In addition to these initiatives, a ‘Digital India Experience Zone’ has been established to provide delegates with a glimpse of the digital facilities and services available in India. The ‘Digital India Experience Zone’ is under the leadership of the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT. State-of-the-art digital India experience rooms have been established in 414 halls at Bharat Mandap.
Immerse Yourself in India's Digital Revolution!
— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) September 9, 2023
The G20 event served as a platform to introduce world leaders to several key Indian digital initiatives, including ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce), a nationwide unified system for digital commerce, Digi Locker for digital storage of personal records, and e-Sanjeevani to digitise the healthcare sector.