Demonetization: Queues Getting Shorter

Press Information Bureau

Farmers allowed to buy seeds in old currency notes

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*Devsagar Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold move to demonetize high value currency notes to curb black money and corruption signals his resolve to take on high and mighty ignoring political minefield. When the Prime Minister suddenly announced demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on the evening of November 8 leaving people stunned, including his staunch supporters, there were much fears and misgivings. Almost two weeks since, there is slow but steady realization among people, especially the poor and the middle class, that the move is for cleaning the mess of black money and corruption which seriously affected the nation.

Queues outside banks and money dispensing ATM machines are getting shorter and frenzied reactions of people are giving way to reasoned conversations about the long term benefits of the measure. It is not to say that the Government has been able to sort out all issues…

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