Currently, we live in an economy where digital payment modes have created an altogether new hype and PM Narendra Modi’s dream of a cashless India has touched the core of our nation’s being. The latest, most trending and finest example of it is the ‘Maha Kumbh of Literature’, which is going completely cashless for the very first time since its inception in the year 2006.
For years, this festival has been offering its attendees the interactions amidst the world’s greatest literary minds at Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Besides lining up an impressive and promising blend of speakers, from Nobel laureates to Booker prize winners and Harvard professors, the festival is also in the headlines for introducing a fully digital payment environment for the visitors and dignitaries.
The digital blueprinting of this initiative has been provided by EventBot, a Jaipur based startup that deals with new & innovative web technologies.
There are two basic devices – the NFC card and the plug-in device – which have made the process of turning Jaipur Literature Festival entirely cashless. Apart from allowing the organizers to access a complete record of all the transactions happening across the venue, this digital payment method spells a lot of benefits for the visitors as well as the partners of Jaipur Literature Festival. This technology helps them to keep track of their transactions and takes away the hassles of recording all the dealings, at any given point in time. Moreover, there are more than 40 floating volunteers that are constantly assisting & helping the attendees with instant top up & getting new cards all across the venue.
It requires the visitors to hand over cash at the token counters and avail a card that’s valid for all purchases of books, food, or merchandise at the venue. The users can get their remaining balance and the processing fee remitted at the end of the festival or as and when they want to avail it.
The new digital incentive has been warmly welcomed by literary enthusiasts all over the world who are attending the 5 days gala as well as by leading technologists around the country.