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MANIPUR: KARANG; DECLARED INDIA’S FIRST CASHLESS ISLAND VILLAGE IN 2017 UNDER ‘DIGITAL INDIA MISSION’ NOW LONGS FOR DEVELOPMENT

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As known Karang Island was declared as India’s first cashless island village under Digital India Mission. The Union ministry of electronics and information technology under its Digital India programme announced Karang as the first cashless island in 2017. The Karang island is located in the middle of Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in the North Eastern part of India.

However, it seems like it could not carry the title for long as locals urge the government to begin primary infrastructural projects in the region.

The village is an important tourist destination and every foreign tourist sets their feet in the village whenever they visit Loktak Lake. Well tourism infrastructures, as well as facilities to make the village truly cashless, are however still a cold dream.

Locals are striving that the chief minister of the state visits the village soon and take up some development works on the island. Also, miffed by the disregard, the villagers conveyed misgiving if officials are misappropriating funds meant for taking up development projects in the village.

Inputs: Northeast Today

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