For Cashless Society First priority would be given to the needs of farmers: Devendra Fadnavis

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday focused on the requirement for "switch working" for a cashless society,  like giving priority to the needs of farmers, workers from chaotic segment and little merchants.

"Stressed on reverse working for cashless society like considering the needs of farmers, labours from unorganised sector & small vendors first," Mr Fadnavis said in a tweet after participating in a discussion in the central government committee to promote cashless society through video conferencing.

"Had a good discussion in the video conference meeting of Committee appointed by the GoI on promotion of cashless society," he said.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is the convenor of this focal board of trustees with numerous Chief Ministers and NITI Aayog Vice President Arvind Panagariya and CEO Amitabh Kant as invitees.

He said he informed the board of trustees on the cures and steps taken by Maharashtra government to bring ease to common man in demonetisation prepare.

"We need to give some more options, instruments and hands on training to move towards cashless/less cash society as appealed by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi ji," Mr Fadnavis said.