"Indigenous digital payments app BHIM has been downloaded 3 million times and enabled over 5 lakh transactions since its launch", Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today.
"Bhim App - 3 million downloads since launch, No 1 on Play store in India amongst all apps, over 500,000 transactions since launch. #MakeinIndia," Kant said in a tweet.
In a bid to promote cashless transactions in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30 launched the 'BHIM app (the Bharat Interface for Money)'. The app will help to enable fast and secure cashless transactions using mobile phones.
The app is named after the architect of the Indian Constitution, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar. The app is a simplified payment platform created to make Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and USSD payment modes easier and available across feature phones and smartphones.
It has been developed by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). BHIM is supported by the host of banks, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank, among others.
The app can be downloaded from Google Play store. It is currently available in both Hindi and English language.
BY M. DIVYA SRI