The Acceptance Mission and Goals

The objective of the card acceptance program should be to more than double the number of establishments accepting digital payments in India from 11 lakh to 25 lakh with a focus on the NCSBS sector over the next two years.

A five-year goal of 1 crore establishments accepting digital payments should be the overall target. A combination of payment-neutral free market programs and government policies should be arrived at to facilitate the incentives and partnerships to make this a reality in India.


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