Break the imbroglio
The Prime Minister's step for demonetization is a laudable one. But almost twenty five days have elapsed since demonetization of 500/- and 1000/- rupee notes; each day we are under the impression that there would be availability of adequate currency of low denomition, but we common people are baffled at the lethargic way in which money is being replenished in the banks. The entire state of Assam, like most other parts of India, is reeling under shortage of currency, particularly of low denomition notes. The most alarming aspect of demonetization is the tough time faced by small traders that include vegetable vendors, cultivators, tea growers and many other poor people connected with petty business. Another alarming point is the stranding of good number of trucks at the Srirampur gate which are set to enter Assam with loads of essential commodities. For want of timely delivery, the commodities have started rotting and under the circumstances, the people of Assam are destined to face either crisis of food or spiraling prices of all the commodities. It would do well for the State government to intervene to break the imbroglio. We appeal to the Central governnment to ease the process of availability of adequate currency in the banks so that the inconvenience faced by people, particularly the poor, is over soon.