BHIM app downloaded 10 million times, PM Modi delighted
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) mobile app on December 30,2016 to promote digital transactions. The Aadhaar-based mobile payment application has seen great success and it has achieved the 10-million-downloads-mark within a span of only 10 days.
“Delighted to know that in a span of 10 days there have been over 10 million downloads of the BHIM App. BHIM App has made transactions faster and easier, thus making it popular among the youth. The App is also beneficial for traders,” an official statement cited the Prime Minister as saying.
“The BHIM App is a fine example of Make in India and how technology is being effectively used to end the menace of corruption and black money.”
Named after the architect of the Indian Constitution, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a simplified payment platform designed to make Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smart phones.
Developed by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), BHIM is supported by 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, which can be downloaded from Google Playstore, is currently available in Hindi and English, and support for more languages is expected soon.