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REFERENCE ID-  2018-03903 TITLE-KAP STUDY FOR DIGITAL DAKIYASCHEME OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH IN URBAN JABALPURINTRODUCTION-u Indiais a developing country and with each year the rate of development of thecountry is increasing by many folds. So in accordance to this and to boost thedevelopment process the government of India introduced the DIGITAL INDIAcampaign. The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Governmentof India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered societyand knowledge economy.u Supportingthis campaign, the Madhya Pradesh Government introduced the Digital DakiyaScheme (also known as Digital Postman) to encourage cashless transactions.u Itis estimated that rural users will constitute almost half of all Internet usersin India by 2020. Number of connected rural consumers is expected to increasefrom 120 million in 2015 to almost 315 million by 2020.

However, as of nowaccording to government information over 93% of people in rural India have notdone any digital transactions. u Thisscheme helps household people especially women and elderly people to learnabout digital transaction.The cashless transaction makes life easy in ruralareas. People do not need to stand in banks queues for money transaction. Knowingthe methodology of online transactions, people in rural areas can make digitalpayment by their own smartphones. Other benefits like reducing the usage ofcash by adopting digital payment modes have rose to importance in the past fewyears.u Soit is more than essential to study the Knowledge, attitude and practice of theDigital Dakiya scheme among the residents of rural Jabalpur.

     OBJECTIVES- u To assess the status of the awareness regarding theDigital Dakiya scheme.u To explore the sources of information regarding theschemeu To assess number of people utilising digitaltransactions in their day to day life. METHODOLOGY-·        Type of the study-    Crosssectional·        Study design-          Educational interventionalstudy·        Study duration –      3 months·        Study population-    58 membersof families residing in rural Jabalpur·        Sample size calculation4pq/l2  =Sample sizeP=prevalence, q=1-p, l=allowableerror.Taking 95% confidence interval.The sample size comes to 53(taking 7%as the total rural population of India using digital transactions)Taking 10% non respondent rate.The final sample size comes to 58.•     Sampling method      Simplerandom sampling method.

                                    58families from areas of rural Jabalpur are selected at random •     Selection criteria     1. Members of family must bepermanent residents of thaturban area2. Preferred individual must be head of the family orif not available, then the respondent may be responsible and literate member ofthe family.•     Exclusion criteria    1.

Individuals who are not permanent residentof Jabalpur.2. Individuals not willing toparticipate in our survey.

3. Families with no access to internet facilities.   •     Data collection procedureand Instrument used-Data will be collected bydoor to door survey.Instrument used – Predesignedsemi structured questionnaire prepared by discussing with faculties ofdepartment of community medicine.

Attitude is measured with help of 5-pointLikert scales (Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree and can’tsay; with scores of 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 respectively).  •     Quality control– 1.Trained individual medical student will go to field for survey.2. Training of students willbe done in department of community medicine.

3. Periodic supervisionand monitoring of at least 10% filled questionnaire will be done by the guide. •     Confidentiality-Each subject will be assigned a code word. Their identity will not be                            Revealed.

 •     Plan of analysis/statistical tool-Data will be collected by door to door survey by                                                                            personal interview and transferred on an excel sheet. Both thedescriptive and inferential data analysis will be applied using appropriatestatistical test.•     Ethical consideration– Ethics committee approval will beobtained before starting                                         work.  IMPLICATION- In India currently a mere 7% of the rural populationuses online transactions as a mode of payment in their daily routine. Hencethis study will-1.      Raiseawareness among the rural Jabalpur population regarding the digital dakiyascheme.2.

      Indicatethe number of people utilizing digital transactions.    REFERENCES-1.      Digital payments system and rural India: A review of transaction tocashless economy Dr. Ravi CS Lecturer, Department of Post Graduate Studies inCommerce, (M.Com), K.

L.E. Society’s, Jagadguru Tontadarya College, Gadag,Karnataka State, India2. 

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