ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

India welfare payments go digital with e-RUPI system

Mobile platform also covers public services in bid to target spending

Shoppers crowd a market in Ahmedabad, India. The use of cashless payments took off after the government abolished high-denomination bank notes in 2016.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- India has launched a mobile payment platform designed to efficiently deliver government benefits and limit the misuse of funds dispensed through the country's social welfare system.

The e-RUPI digital payment system is accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, even without a bank account. The e-RUPI comes in the form of QR codes or SMS messages sent to the phones of designated recipients as e-vouchers.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more