Mohali: Seventy nine per cent people indicated their full support to government’s currency demonetisation programme despite inconvenience. Only three per cent did not support the government action.
Support to demonetisation of currency gained momentum only from last week. A portion of the citizens who were unsure of such demonetisation programme earlier and the ones who did not support it now are extending their support to the programme, it is revealed in a related survey.
Forty four per cent of the same part of citizens outlined that they found the ATMs non-functional yet most were in support of this scheme launched by the government with a feel that long-term benefits would outweigh the short-term pain.
LocalCircles, the citizen engagement platform, was the one that conducted the survey on currency demonetisation on November 15. It revealed that 79 per cent citizens had indicated their support to the government action and introduction of new notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Another 18 per cent said that while they supported it, it was causing pain to them. The remaining 3 per cent citizens did not support the programme.
The survey was conducted among 10,000 citizens from across 200 cities of India, 68 per cent of the participants were male while 32 per cent of them were females. On November 14, in a different survey conducted on the platform, 44 per cent of the same citizens said that ATMs were non-functional in their area.
The survey was also done separately in 13 states of India in the online local communities that LocalCircles has there. The results in these states were also somewhat similar in terms of overall support except that a higher percentage of citizens were experiencing pain and inconvenience in some states as a result of the programme.
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