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Currency ban: PM Modi encourages cashless transactions in Mann Ki Baat


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the masses to opt for cashless transactions.

Addressing his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ session after announcing the demonetisation move, the Prime Minister reiterated it would take at least 50 days to get the situation back to normal.

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“When I wanted suggestions from people ahead of this Mann Ki Baat session, most of them wanted me to speak about the Rs500 and Rs1000 notes ban in detail. I want to repeat again that this was not an easy call. I had told you earlier also that the initiative will put forward a lot of troubles. It will take sometime to overcome the problems,” Modi said.

“We have been battling with the disease of black money for the last 70 years. The solution to such a prolonged disease can never be an easy one. I understand the problems faced by you and we are working hard to solve the same,” the PM said.

“Governments, post offices, banks…they are all working very hard and are working with dedication,” he noted.

Modi reiterated that the decision to ban high value currency note was taken to benefit the poor section of the society, the farming class and those who had been deprived all along.

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He said the youth of the country should take cashless means at this difficult times.

“Youngsters are agents of change. I appeal to the youth of the country to take the initiative to usher in a cashless society,” the PM said.

He advised them to opt for online transactions which are safe and secure.

The youngsters were also asked by the PM to instruct others around them, especially the elderly on the processes to book tickets and make purchases online.

The government had on Nov 8 banned Rs500 and Rs1000 currency notes to curb black money and terror funding.


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