Has the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes caused any inconvenience to you and your family?

From ‘some hiccups’ to ‘no problem at all’

Published: 01st December 2016 01:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2016 11:24 AM   |  A+A-



By Express News Service

The confusion after the sudden move to demonetise the two most popular banknotes has been well-documented through detailed reportage over the days since that November 8 night. The largest bloc that comprises over 42 per cent chose the second option, that they faced “some inconvenience”. This is a finding that could be interpreted either way — that there was only “some” inconvenience, or as a struggle for the people with stress on the inconvenience aspect.

The reaction was the sharpest in Telangana where more than 44 per cent said the move had caused them a lot of inconvenience. The feeling is similarly strong in Tamil Nadu and Kerala too — 37 per cent.

Among the occupation-based categories, the displeasure among the small traders and the unorganised sector is clear. While the respondents among unorganised sector in Telangana are the most critical – 61 per cent said it caused a lot of inconvenience to them – followed by small traders (52 per cent), the numbers from Tamil Nadu too are on the higher side: 46 per cent of the unorganised and 42 per cent of the small traders have panned it.

There but is Karnataka which recorded a divergent voice on this — as many as 47.63 per cent said there was no inconvenience at all, or, about double the average as recorded in other five states. Even the traders and unorganised workers supported the move by recording that they had no inconvenience at all.


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