Social Media Campaign For Circulating Small Currency

One must have come across posts circulating on social media urging people to help street vendors, local businessmen and small businesses by circulating small currency so they don’t suffer the effects of demonetisation.

WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter have been abuzz with messages, asking people to not just help out but to spread the message too. The campaign started after it was noticed that people were making small purchases and demanding change from local shops in return for the new Rs 2000 note.

The message urges people to buy essential items like fruits and vegetables from small vendors instead of malls or supermarkets, as these small businesses depend on the money they make per day for both their daily sustenance and reinvestment. Due to the demonetisation and shortage of viable currency, daily wage workers are facing inconvenience.

Reportedly, people selling at Rythu Bazaar, Fishing Harbour, MVP colony, Railway New Colony, Gajuwaka and Ukkunagaram are facing hardships. The AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry State President-elect G Sambasiva Rao stated that there is no need to hide small currency and coins at home, they should be circulated in the market to keep the small businesses afloat.

The high value notes can be used while making transactions at malls and supermarkets, or rather even prefer to pay their bill digitally. Fisherman activist and advocate Ganta Papa Rao stated that it was irresponsible of Vizagites to trouble small business during this time, and to instead some prepared with small currency to make the purchases.

This post was last modified on 25/11/2016 6:00 pm

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

No let-up in rain

Rain, which has been incessant for the past five days, continues in Visakhapatnam causing much…

1 hour ago

Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Garib Rath Express takes its final trip

Train no 12739 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Garib Rath Express completed its last journey with Integral Coach Factor…

4 hours ago

Big blow to YSRCP in Vizag as seven party corporators join TDP

The YSRCP, which was routed in the general elections held in May this year, received…

7 hours ago

Sampath Kumar posted as GVMC Commissioner

In a major reshuffle of IAS officers in the State, P Sampath Kumar of 2016…

20 hours ago

Giri Pradakshina draws devotees in droves

With chants of 'Govinda' renting the air, devotees in droves were seen taking part in…

2 days ago

These iconic Telugu movies got the Vizag vibes just right. Do you agree?

Tucked between the Eastern Ghats, with stunning golden beaches on one side and rocky green…

2 days ago